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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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potboilerpot‧boil‧er /ˈpɒtˌbɔɪlə $ ˈpɑːtˌbɔɪlər/ noun [countable]  ALa book or film that is produced quickly to make money and which is not of very high quality, especially one that is exciting or romantic
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potboilerThese are performances to make you forget these are pieces usually treated as potboilers.Pukhov, a careerist painter, sacrifices his artistic integrity by cynically painting potboilers to please factory and party committees.The title, like nearly everything else in this brilliant, incisive political potboiler, is well-nigh perfect.
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