Definition of 'potboiler'
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`A potboiler 's a term we use to describe an inferior work of art that's done purely for money. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2003)`The old potboiler could have been bought, or stolen, anywhere in the world at any time up to three, four years ago. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2003)All the forger had to do was find a potboiler dating back to the seventeenth century. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2003)
On the table, by my bed, lay a book I had just started rereading, a potboiler to take my mind off the trials of my day. FATAL FLAW (2003)
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