home run


home run
noun
1. a base hit on which the batter scores a run (Freq. 13)
Syn: ↑homer
Derivationally related forms: ↑homer (for: ↑homer)
Hypernyms: ↑base hit, ↑safety
Hyponyms: ↑solo homer, ↑solo blast
2. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
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the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer

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scored a bull's eye

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hit the mark

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the president's speech was a home run

Syn: ↑bell ringer, ↑bull's eye, ↑mark
Derivationally related forms: ↑mark (for: ↑mark)
Usage Domain: ↑trope, ↑figure of speech, ↑figure, ↑image
Hypernyms: ↑success

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