Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(hit/get) a home run

hit a homeget a home run
Meaning(s)
1) success, a win, a positive outcome
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    • hit/get a home run
  • Analysis
    When you 'hit a home run' or 'get a home run' you achieve success in your project or goals. This expression comes from the game of baseball and indicates a positive achievement or reaching a goal. This is an informal expression usually used in speech more likely to be heard in American English.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Tom was delighted with the positive response to his presentation. His manager said he had really hit a home run with this one.
    2. Sales are way up for the final quarter compared to last year. The marketing team definitely hit a home run this year!
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. John really hit a home run by being accepted on that course. I hear its really difficult to get onto.
    2. I got 'A's' on all of my assignments this year, I'm hoping to get an 'A' on this one to make it a home run.
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