Home-run



noun
1.
Baseball. a hit that enables a batter, without the aid of a fielding error, to score a run by making a nonstop circuit of the bases.
2.
a complete or unqualified success:
trying to hit a home run at the box office.
noun
1.
(baseball) a hit that enables the batter to run round all four bases, usually by hitting the ball out of the playing area
n.

1856, from home + run (n.).
A highly successful achievement; also, doubling one’s profits. For example, We scored a home run with that drug stock, buying it at 15 and selling at 30. This expression originated in the mid-1800s in baseball, where it refers to a pitched ball batted so far that the batter can round all three bases and reach home plate, scoring a run. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.

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