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hot-stove league

[hot-stohv] /ˈhɒtˈstoʊv/
noun
1.
devotees of a sport, especially baseball, who meet for off-season talks.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Contemporary definitions for hot stove league
noun

sports fans' enthusiastic discussion of sports news and issues, esp. in the off-season

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hot stove league

noun phrase

The off-season entity of devotees, arguments, etc, that keeps baseball serious and topical from October to April

[1912+; as applied to horse racing, the term is found by the 1870s]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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