Banner Year

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Banner Year

Slang; an extremely profitable or otherwise successful year for a person or organization. For example, the CEO of a company has a banner year if she helps her company rebound from bankruptcy to near-record profit in only 10 months.
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Owners of high-end homes in San Diego and San Francisco enjoyed banner years, too, according to First Republic Bank's Prestige Home Index, which tracks the change in value of a pool of properties worth $1 million or more.
Since Larry [Sromovsky]'s seasonal model predicts a peak in Neptune's brightness in 2020, the next few decades could be banner years for revealing the true nature of the radiation balance in these distant giant planets," Hammel says.
From Sheepshead Bay to Forest Hills, SoHo to White Plains, 1998 and 1999 have been banner years for co-op sales," said Eric Declercq, regional vice president of Countrywide's Consumer Markets division.
Again, we believe that 2004 and 2005 will be banner years as we continue to expand our customer base and significantly grow our revenues.
What makes this year even more notable is that it comes after five consecutive banner years for the auto industry, indicating that today's sales are not being driven by pent-up demand from hard times, but by the robust economy, which has boosted the spending power of many Americans.