best-seller


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best-seller

noun success, hit (informal), winner, smash (informal), belter (slang), sensation, blockbuster (informal), wow (slang), market leader, smash hit (informal), chart-topper (informal), runaway success, number one an international best-seller
failure, turkey (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), flop (informal), dud (informal), clunker (informal)
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'best-seller' will earn anywhere between fifty and a hundred thousand dollars - sometimes more and sometimes less; but, as a rule, pretty close to those figures."
It was followed by The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres, and Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, the surprise best-seller about the correct use of grammar.
In his new best-seller, Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars, the all-time hits leader admits that when he retired as an active player, he should have read up on how other great athletes handled their post-playing days.
IN BRIEF: In the field of digital cameras and cellphones, many thin-style devices came out in the fall and winter of 2002, and these models occupy the top ranks in the best-seller charts.
Eso es para mi un best-seller; tocar la vida de muchas, muchas personas, para mi eso es satisfactorio, no es algo por lo que me deba avergonzar."
Death of the West is a best-seller and is in its fourth printing.
In Crossing the Threshold of Hope (Knopf, 1994), John Paul's phenomenal best-seller (any book written by a pope that becomes a best-seller is ipso facto "phenomenal"), the pontiff had equally strong words for interfaith dialogue: Happy Catholics, in their eagerness to embrace Muslims as fellow theists and children of the one God, were glossing over profound differences between Islam and Christianity.
Liddy commands a wide listenership, and if Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh can top the best-seller charts, why not the G-Man?
Jusqu'a quel point les lecteurs sont-ils sensibles a cette creativite dans le best-seller? C'est, entre autres, ce que s'est demande Jacques Lemieux en analysant >>ce que racontent les lecteurs<< a propos des best-sellers.
At press time, his Miss America had been on The New York Times best-seller list 15 weeks.
best-seller Book that, for a time, leads all others of its kind in sales, a designation that serves as an index of popular literary taste and judgment.