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  1. (context, 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.
    • : Florence Scovel Shinn, from "The Game of Life and how to play it", 1925
    • : 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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