Thinks it such a big hot shot with all its gases and what not.
hot shot was nothing but round shot, heated to a red glow over a grate or in a furnace.
Slang definitions & phrases for hot shot
: In just a year I'm claiming to be a hot-shot Columbia man myself/ a young, hot-shot second lieutenant
: a hot-shot freight
An especially gifted and effective person; a notably successful person; ball of fire, winner •Often used ironically: What has been written about executives has usually dealt with the hot shots/ You're not pushing around some crummy client to show him what a hot-shot you are(1933+)
A fast train or express train (1930+ Railroad)
A news bulletin; a news flash: When that hot-shot came in about Monahan's death(1940s+)
A narcotics injection that is fatal because of an impurity or poison: You got a hot shot! You're dead(1950s+ Narcotics)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D. Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers. Cite This Source