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noun as in novel

noun as in yarn

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TV audiences today may recognize him as Senator Edson Davis in the demented ABC political potboiler, Scandal.

For fans of the HBO potboiler True Detective, the opening montage is all-too-familiar.

I went into the house to fetch the required sum, and, by some means I cannot explain, got to work again upon the latest potboiler.

That odious Milord Potboiler amuses himself by making poor Theodore hide in my dressing-room and stand there half the day.

Fanny's First Play, being but a potboiler, needs no preface.


On this page you'll find 262 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to potboiler, such as: adage, banality, boiler plate, bromide, buzzword, and chestnut.

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