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English definition of “blockbusting”


adjective [before noun]     /ˈblɒkˌbʌstɪŋ/ MARKETING
used to describe a very successful product, film, etc. that makes a lot of money: a blockbusting Hollywood action comedy
(Definition of blockbusting adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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