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home run

noun [C]  /hoʊmˈrʌn/ ( also homer,  /ˈhoʊ·mər/) us  
(in baseball) a play in which a player hits the ball and scores, usually by hitting the ball a long way so that it comes down beyond the playing area: fig. The movie didn’t just make money, it hit a home run (= was extremely successful).
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