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"blockbuster" in British English

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blockbusternoun [C]

 us   /ˈblɑkˌbʌs·tər/ infml
a ​book or ​movie that is very ​successful: We all ​felt the ​movie was a ​potential blockbuster.
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"blockbuster" in Business English

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blockbusternoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈblɒkˌbʌstər/ MARKETING
a very ​successfulproduct, film, etc. that makes a lot of ​money: A Hollywood ​studioreleases dozens of films in ​search of that one blockbuster. Blockbuster ​drugsproduce huge ​profits for ​pharmaceuticalcompanies. blockbuster ​products
(Definition of blockbuster from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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