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noun [countable] hit pronunciation in American English /hɪt/
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  1. 1
    someone or something that people like very much
    be/prove a hit:

    The car proved an instant hit in the U.S.

    hit with:

    The clown was a huge hit with the children.

    make a hit with someone:

    He’s already made a big hit with the locals.

    1. a.
      a movie, play, or show that is very successful and popular

      The movie was a massive hit at the box office.

      hit movie/show

    2. b.
      a song that sells a very large number of copies

      They played a lot of old hits from the 70s and 80s.

      someone’s greatest hits (=their most successful songs):

      a CD of Madonna’s greatest hits

      hit single/album/record:

      They only ever had one hit single.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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