Definition of gangbuster
: one engaged in the aggressive breakup of organized criminal gangs
: with great or excessive force or aggressiveness came on like gangbusters; also : with great speed or success was selling like gangbusters
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Pick peaches Despite (or maybe because of) the ridiculous weather this winter, peaches are going gangbusters.
Recruiting was gangbusters after Manziel's magic, the money was pouring in and there was a real chance to overthrow a Texas program that floundered in the Charlie Strong era.
PepsiCo isn’t likely to grow like gangbusters, but consumers will probably keep drinking its beverages and eating its Frito-Lay snacks for years to come.
Demand for these batteries is going gangbusters thanks to electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
No wonder the Future tour is moving tickets like gangbusters.
As for the crude that remains in stock after U.S. refiners go gangbusters this summer?
The Tigers started the season like gangbusters — winning 20 of 21 games, including a sweep at Alabama to open the conference schedule — but the SEC grind took a toll.
Record heat in April: After an abnormally cool March, the warmth has returned like gangbusters in April.
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