a listing or category of popular songs ranked according to their popularity with listeners, usually as shown by sales of records.
any sequential listing of popular or favorite persons or things.
(old-fashioned) a listing or playing of the current most popular songs
A listing of the most popular or best items or individuals of some kind, as in The library has a veritable hit parade of videos. This expression dates from the 1930s, when it was the name of a weekly radio show featuring the most popular songs as indicated by record sales.
- Hit pay dirt
verb phrase To find what one is looking for or needs; garner profit; strike oil: I didn’t hit pay dirt until near the bottom of the second box (1850s+)
- Hit rate
architecture The fraction of all memory reads which are satisfied from the cache. (1997-01-21)
[hit-ruhn] /ˈhɪtˈrʌn/ adjective 1. (defs 1, 2, 4).
- Hit skins
verb phrase To do the sex act; screw: She’d be like, ”Did you ever hit skins?” (1990s+ Black teenagers)