Nokia opened its seventh full-service retail store world-wide in China, now the mobile-phone maker's largest market for multimedia devices. (wsj)
A dazzling, often sudden instance of success: hit, sleeper. Informalsmash, smash hit, ten-strike. Slangboff, boffo, boffola. Seethrive/fail/exist.
wow (SUCCESS) Show phonetics
noun [S] INFORMAL
a person or thing that is very successful, attractive or pleasant:
He's not particularly good-looking, but he's a real wow with the girls in his class.
wow Show phonetics
verb [T] INFORMAL
to impress and excite someone greatly:
The movie wowed audiences throughout the States with its amazing special effects.
wow1 (wou) Informal.
Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.n.
An outstanding success.tr.v., wowed, wow·ing, wows.
To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on: a performance that wowed the audience.