It’s been really hot in Bali today. I don’t like hot weather because it makes me feel really lazy and I get sunburnt easily. The hot weather gave me a good idea for a new vocabulary list, though. There are my eight English expressions and idioms using ‘hot’.
hot under the collar
Meaning: to get angry (usually about something unimportant)
Example: Don’t get so hot under the collar about waiting. Everyone has to wait in line at the bank at lunchtime.
to be in hot water
Meaning: to be in trouble
Example: Simon is really in hot water with the boss since he missed the deadline for his report.
to have the hots for someone
Meaning: to be attracted to someone in a romantic way
Example: Dave really has the hots for Sharon. I think they’re going on a date next week.
Meaning: very hot
Example: Here’s your tea. Leave it to cool off a bit before you drink it because it’s red hot.
strike while the iron is hot
Meaning: to take action quickly when an opportunity arises.
Example: We need to strike while the iron is hot and arrange a meeting with the potential client quickly.
hot off the press
Meaning: a very new story
Example: This news is hot off the press.
to sell like hot cakes
Meaning: to sell very quickly
Example: We’re making loads of money with this product. It’s selling like hot cakes.
full of hot air
Meaning: someone who often talks nonsense
Example: Don’t listen to his advice. He’s full of hot air.
Today’s image is by Ivan Prole.