sell like hot cakes

hot cake

noun
1.
a pancake or griddlecake.
Idioms
2.
sell/go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, especially in quantity: His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release.

Origin:
1675–85, Americanism


1. See pancake.
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sell like hot cakes

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