To pull off a hat trick by writing three bestsellers.
Jones got a hat trick yesterday. Let's see if he can do something today.
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Origin of hat-trick
- From the hat with which the feat was traditionally rewarded in cricket
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- c.1877, originally from cricket, meaning taking three wickets with three consecutive bowls. This extended to other sports. Allegedly because it entitled the bowler to receive a hat from his club, or perhaps it entitled him to pass the hat for a cash collection.