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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

August 11, 2008

To be hot = very popular / fashionable:

"Iceland is a really hot weekend destination at the moment."

A hot favourite = someone / something most likely to win:

"Red Rum was always the hot favourite to win the Grand National."

A hot tip = important or useful suggestion:

"He gave me a hot tip for my interview."

A hot topic = an issue which is important:

"Climate change is a hot topic at the moment."

Hot off the press = very new story:

"This gossip is hot off the press."

To get too hot = become too dangerous:

"Things are getting too hot and the relief agencies are pulling out of the area."

A hot date = a date with someone you find very attractive: "She's got a hot date tonight!"

Hot stuff = attractive:

"Her new boyfriend is hot stuff."

In the hot seat = in a position of responsibility:

"You make the decisions - you're in the hot seat now!"

In hot water = in trouble because you have done something wrong:

"If you send that email now, you'll find yourself in hot water with the boss."

Have a hot temper = to get angry easily:

"He has a hot temper, so don't provoke him into an argument."

Get hot under the collar = get angry about something which isn't very important:

"You always seem to get hot under the collar about people's driving habits. Don't let it worry you!"

Hot and bothered = feeling uncomfortable, either because it's too hot, or because you have too much to do in too little time:

"She's all hot and bothered now that she's been invited to the theatre this evening."

Be like a cat on a hot tin roof = restless or jumpy:

"He's like a cat on a hot tin roof with all this talk about redundancies."

In hot pursuit = to follow closely:

"The pickpocket ran off, with members of the public in hot pursuit."

Hot on the trail = close to finding something:

"The police are hot on the trail of the mastermind behind the bank robbery."

Hot air = something which is not as important or true as it sounds:

"What he says is just a lot of hot air - don't take it too seriously."

More (something) than you've had hot dinners = an expression to mean that you've had a lot of something:

"I've had more jobs than you've had hot dinners!"

Blow hot and cold = keep changing your mind about something:

"I'm blowing hot and cold about moving to the countryside."

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