Every summer is getting hotter and hotter. In July, the very hot weather warning was hoisted for nearly a month. It is really too hot! The word ‘Hot’ can also be used to describe feelings and performance.
Let’s learn how we can use the word ‘hot in different ways!
1) Hot and bothered
to be excited, anxious, or angry about something
John was hot and bothered about the new neighbors making all the noise every night last week.
2) Be in hot water
to be in trouble
Sally is in hot water with her parents for sneaking out the other night.
3) Hot on the trail
to be very close to catching or finding something or someone
She is hot on the trail of finding the person who stole her credit card.
4) Go like hotcakes
to be selling out fast
The day after thanksgiving, TV sets go like hotcakes. The shelves are empty by noon!
5) In the hot seat
to be in a high-pressure situation where a lot of attention is on you
Mark is in the hot seat this week.
6) Not so hot
to not be very good
The restaurant we went last night wasn’t so hot.
7) Hot of the press
The newest information or news
Who wants to know what’s happening with the new Star Wars movie? I’ve got the trailer here, hot off the press!
8) Hot potato
An annoying and troublesome situation
Global warming is an international hot potato. No one wants to clean up the mess.
See? We can use the word ‘hot’ in various idioms to describe different situations!