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hotshot definition

  1. n.
    an important and energetic person. (Often used sarcastically. Also a term of address.) : If you're such a hotshot, why not straighten out the whole thing?
  2. mod.
    and hot-shot. brilliant; great. : So, you're the hot-shot guy who's going to straighten this place out?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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