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I think I've read somewhere the word "steamer" in a same sense as "sleeper movie." That's to say meaning a movie that first becomes more or less unnoticed but that remains in theatres for some reason until it becomes kind of successful. Am I right? Have you read or been told on this particular meaning of "steamer" by chance?
As a matter of fact it is not easy to find anything about it on net but the idea is spinning around my head. Maybe I'm wrong.
Anyway, do you know another way to express "sleeper" in English?
Last edited by Bushwhacker; 21-Jan-2012 at 21:17.
A play or movie or joke that takes a while to succeed is sometimes called 'a slow burner'. But I've never met 'steamer' used this way.