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potboiler (n.)

also pot-boiler, 1864 in the figurative sense of "literary or artistic work produced hastily and merely for providing the necessities of life," from pot (n.1) + agent noun from boil (v.). The notion is of something one writes solely to "keep the pot boiling," that is, put food on the table.

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Definitions of potboiler

potboiler (n.)
a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money (to boil the pot);
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