hot number

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hot number definition


  1. n.
    an exciting piece of music. : Now here's a hot number by the Wanderers.
  2. n.
    an attractive or sexy girlor woman. : Who's that hot number I saw you with last night?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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hot number

Also, hot stuff. Someone or something that is currently popular or fashionable; also, someone or something unconventional or daring. For example, That new song is going to be a hot number, or He really thinks he's hot stuff. These slangy expressions use hot in the sense of "recent" or "fresh," a usage dating from the 1300s, although hot stuff dates from the 1700s and hot number from about 1900.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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