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    a rating slam dunk

    "So what is Barack Obama up to? Well, itís an advert for his healthcare reforms. Itís already been a rating slam dunk, having been watched 25 million times in just 24 hours. "


    The above is what I heard from a BBC report.

    Does the underlined part make sense? If so, what does it mean?

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    Jason

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    Re: a rating slam dunk

    A slam dunk is a very successful basketball play. This is saying that the advert has had very successful ratings.

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    #3

    Re: a rating slam dunk

    So "rating" is correctly used here, isn't it?

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    Re: a rating slam dunk

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: a rating slam dunk

    I would expect "ratings."

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    Re: a rating slam dunk

    I just thought exactly the same thing. It would be "ratings" in BrE. Mind you, in BrE, we are unlikely to use "slam dunk" - it's not unheard of but it's not yet common. Basketball is nowhere near as popular here as it in the USA.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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