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pot·boil·er

 (pŏt′boi′lər)
n.
A literary or artistic work of poor quality, produced quickly for profit.

[From the phrase boil the pot, to provide one's livelihood.]

potboiler

(ˈpɒtˌbɔɪlə)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) informal a literary or artistic work of little merit produced quickly in order to make money

pot•boil•er

(ˈpɒtˌbɔɪ lər)

n.
a mediocre work of literature or art produced merely for financial gain.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potboiler - a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money (to boil the pot)
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
Translations

potboiler

[ˈpɒtˌbɔɪləʳ] Nobra f (mediocre) (escrita para ganar dinero)

potboiler

pot-boiler [ˈpɒtbɔɪlər] ntravail m or œuvre f alimentaire, travail m destiné à faire bouillir la marmite

potboiler

[ˈpɒtˌbɔɪləʳ] n (pej) (novel, musical) → opera commerciale
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What follows is a lot of fun with silly cop slang, idiotic visuals and joke references to other potboilers such as L.
We have always alternated an unusual show with a popular show because we've got a lot of young members and we want them to have something challenging rather than the old potboilers.
The film, which Kumar says is an accumulation of all the other 'Khiladi' named potboilers he has previously worked in, is also rumoured to host its stars at the Dubai International Film Festival, which runs from December 9 to 16.
Almost all B-town's latest superhits are rip-offs of southern potboilers and owe their success to Madras Cut -- loud melodrama & violence
It's not all a better day for Dolly, though, and the likes of Just Leaving and Holding Everything Together You And I are pop potboilers best fast-forwarded through.
the message that she felt like hired help cast in a string of potboilers.
But as a plot concept and a slice of entertainment, it manages to distinguish itself from any amount of straight-to-video potboilers.
But actually,I reckon he just wrote the potboilers of earlier centuries.
Agatha Christie fans and those who loved finding Louisa May Alcott's lost potboilers will enjoy this.