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  • n. Plural form of gangbuster.
  • adj. very successful or profitable


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  • But when you just come in gangbusters, freaking out about “HSUS,” “ARAs,” and the SPCA nobody has the slightest freaking clue of what you’re talking about, those that do recognize the acronyms feels defensive towards groups that they love.

    Waldo Jaquith - Cockfighters come out of the woodwork.

  • "Our creditors 'rights practice has gone gangbusters, which is probably not a surprise," he added. - Newswire

  • Steven Dunn, chief executive of Munchkin Inc., a North Hills, Calif. baby-products company, said sales were "gangbusters" in the first quarter and he was optimistic that the increases would continue.

    Inventories Rise as Retail Sales Sag

  • Here in Santa Fe, our home renovations have been going ahead like ... well, I was going to say, "gangbusters," but "housebusters" would be more accurate.

    Belated Update

  • Gault said that the economic recovery, which started in the fourth quarter of 2009, won't be "gangbusters" because the current business cycle is not normal.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • A fourth quarter described by one top network sales executive as "gangbusters" amazed even veterans who have lived through several economic cycles.


  • South Lake Tahoe retail stores don't typically experience the "gangbusters" Black Friday seen in urban areas around the country, said Dana Turvey, a manager at Sports Ltd. and 15-year veteran of the South Shore retail market.

    Tahoe Daily Tribune - Top Stories

  • Brown said he's been "gangbusters" and added Randall has come farther since spring practice "than anyone I've ever seen." Chronicle

  • "gangbusters" because the current business cycle is not normal.

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  • "gangbusters" fundraiser with folks snapping up tickets and coming from around the country for her Sept. 25 appearances.



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