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What does the phrase sells like hotcakes mean?
To be sold very fast
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This is a guess, but since Tolstoy, the great Russian realist, wrote some of the longest novels in the world, I'm assuming the writer is saying the report was very long …and very detailed.
phoenix . A mythical bird that periodically burned itself to death and emerged from the ashes as a new phoenix. According to most stories, the rebirth of the phoenix happe…ned every five hundred years. Only one phoenix lived at a time.. To "rise like a phoenix from the ashes" is to overcome a seemingly insurmountable setback. . Source: Answers.com
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.
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.
The tiers on bleachers are the different levels of seats. I believe you are talking about a line from the poem "Oranges." The poet is just describing how the boxes of candles …were stacked up like rows of bleachers, one on top of the other.
to swim very well
It means your just like your father. You look like him, act like him almost like they saying of "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree"
The phrase means that the person is treated extremely well and in the same manner as you would treat a royal.
'Selling like hot cakes' indicates something is selling very quickly. Hot cakes are a traditional fast food, a street food, served in public at various events and markets; bec…ause they are hot the aroma tells hungry people the cakes (which could be sweet or savoury) are cooked and ready to eat; everyone hurries to buy them.
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!
Either from exertion, fear or perhaps drunkenness, the person being so described cannot stand up without the legs bending at the knees. The person would have a hard time stand…ing upright.
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.
there is alot of risk on your money
Moving quickly in a motion or type way
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.