a plastic or paper bag or small tentlike structure placed over plants in early spring to protect them from frost.
noun 1. a pancake or griddlecake. Idioms 2. sell / go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, especially in quantity: His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release.
- Hot-button issue
noun phrase something that emotionally motivates people to buy one product over another; also, any goods or services that take advantage of this motivation Examples Losing weight is the hot-button issue of the day.
- Hot sheet
modifier Catering to quick assignations; permitting short-term occupancy: The ”Strip Tease” murder includes a brief, touching appearance of the forlorn manager of a hotsheet place called the Flightpath Motel/ Investigating shady insurance claims lands Jack in the usual hot-sheet motels in North Dallas [1980s+; modeled on hot bed]
noun, Slang: Vulgar. 1. a person who behaves in a showy or conceited manner; hotshot. 2. (used to express enthusiasm or approval.) modifier : Thought he was a hot shit basketball player/ to get the hot-shit, thick-book education he could well afford n phr,interj hot dog noun phrase