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What does the phrase sells like hotcakes mean?
To be sold very fast
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The saying sells like hotcakes comes from the early years in America. Hot cakes were popular, they would be sold at fairs and church functions. They would sell almost as f…ast as they could be made. So later when something was popular and selling quickly, it was said to be selling like hotcakes.
Hotcakes are pancakes
About twice as fast as the cold cakes. (:
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Hotcakes were really popular a long time ago, hence "selling like hotcakes" is just another way of an old person saying, "that ________ is flying off the shelves" …or, "That crap is hot!" etc etc.
To "come on like gangbusters" is a reference to the old radio show of the same name "Gangbusters". It was an early law enforcement cops and robbers type show….It made a try on TV, as did many radio shows. but did not last too long - just a few seasons. The opening sound bite of the show was the sound of tramping feet, as if an army were marching into your living room, followed by the sound of police vehicle sirens.( The TV version included a closeup of marching feet, followed by a fleet of cop cars driving out a garage, with lights blazing and sirens wailing.) The sound image was that of a whole army of police converging on the scene to get the criminal. So, "like gangbusters" means to go all out with maximum force to accomplish one's goal.
It is commonly used as an icebreaker when there is a long silence. A person who says 'I like pie' does not always like pie, they just say it because they feel like it!
The phrase, " I like turtles," originated from the YouTube video where the interview lady interviewed this kid and he randomly says,"I like turtles." It doesn't mean anything …really, it's just said to be funny and copy what the little boy said.
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It means you don't have much of a choice - if you don't enjoy it,you'll just have to "take your lumps" and suffer.
Without a specified context, I assume it means polar substances dissolve in polar solvents and non-polar substances dissolve in non-polar solvents.
it means that polar dissolves polar and nonpolar dissolves nonpolar
Usually this phrase means somebody is in over their head and about to be foreclosed on. Sometimes it may be a case of a loved one having died and the other person just wantin…g to go somewhere else.
there is alot of risk on your money
"Works like a charm" means that something works very well.