pot boiler

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pot boiler (plural pot boilers)

  1. (mildly derogatory) A lurid, sensational creative work (book, art, etc) produced merely to earn a living or for profit, as opposed to serious creative expression.
    • 1925, Florence Scovel Shinn, from The Game of Life and how to play it
      No man is a success in business unless he loves his work. The picture the artist paints for love is his greatest work. The pot-boiler is always something to live down.

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