hot shot


hot shot
   American
   a fatal dose of illegal narcotics
   Punning perhaps on the meaning, a lively

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hot|shot — hot shot or hot|shot «HOT SHOT», noun, adjective. U.S. Slang. –n. 1. a person having more than ordinary skill at something and often showing some conceit: »making one day stands in small towns against local hot shots (Time). 2. a person expert at …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot-shot — or hot|shot «HOT SHOT», noun, adjective. U.S. Slang. –n. 1. a person having more than ordinary skill at something and often showing some conceit: »making one day stands in small towns against local hot shots (Time). 2. a person expert at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot shot — /hot shot / for 1; /hot shot / for 2 1. incandescent shot fired to set enemy ships or buildings on fire. 2. hotshot (defs. 4, 6). [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot shot — UK US (also hotshot) noun [C] INFORMAL ► an expert or someone who is very successful in their job, especially someone young: »He s a hotshot employment lawyer at the firm …   Financial and business terms

  • Hot Shot — Several notable things have been called Hot Shot(s):*Hot Shot (Transformers), the name of several Transformers characters * Hot Shot Hamish, a character in a British football themed comic strips * Hotshot crew, a Type 1 wildland firefighting crew …   Wikipedia

  • hot shot — noun : shot heated to redness in order to set fire to buildings or ships * * * /hot shot / for 1; /hot shot / for 2 1. incandescent shot fired to set enemy ships or buildings on fire. 2. hotshot (defs. 4, 6). [1595 1605] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot shot — /ˈhɒt ʃɒt/ (say hot shot) adjective 1. exceptionally proficient. –noun 2. someone who is exceptionally proficient, often ostentatiously so. 3. Colloquial a lethal dose of heroin. Also, hot shot, hotshot …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hot-shot — 1. exceptionally proficient; 2. one who is exceptionally proficient, often ostentatiously so …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hot-shot — Australian Slang 1. exceptionally proficient; 2. one who is exceptionally proficient, often ostentatiously so …   English dialects glossary

  • hot·shot — /ˈhɑːtˌʃɑːt/ noun, pl shots [count] informal : a talented and successful person The company has hired a couple of young hotshots to revamp its advertising campaign. : someone who is successful or skillful in a showy or flashy way That guy thinks… …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.