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  1. Keralite's Avatar
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    Exclamation potboiler


    Sentence : a corny potboiler with a plot that defies belief

    Please expalin this sentence . Your help will be highly appreciated.



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    Re: potboiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    Sentence : a corny potboiler with a plot that defies belief

    Please expalin this sentence . Your help will be highly appreciated.



    Corny = trite, cliched, hackneyed.

    Potboiler = a novel written quickly to make money (to pay the utility bill to keep the pot boiling).

    Plot = chain of events.

    Defies belief = is implausible, cannot be taken seriously, is incredible.

    The critic didn't like the book.

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