with a bullet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the magazine Cashbox's practice, in the 1960s and 1970s, of putting a red bullet sign on the chart position of potential climbers. As said on the page itself: "Red bullet indicates sharp upward move".

Prepositional phrase[edit]

with a bullet

  1. (of a hit record) that has entered the charts in a high position, or has climbed rapidly in the charts, or is thought to have the potential for further rapid advancement
    "Crying" has moved up again and is now Number 7 with a bullet on the Cashbox Top 100 chart!!"

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