1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Red-hot metal or rock has been heated to such a high temperature that it has turned red. iron.

2) ADJ A red-hot object is too hot to be touched safely.

In the main rooms red-hot radiators were left exposed.

3) ADJ: usu ADJ n Red-hot is used to describe a person or thing that is very popular, especially someone who is very good at what they do or something that is new and exciting. [JOURNALISM]

Some traders are already stacking the red-hot book on their shelves. guitarist David Grissom.

4) ADJ: usu ADJ n If someone or something is described as red-hot, they show a lot of passion, enthusiasm, or excitement. [INFORMAL]

...a red-hot sex-life.

...a red-hot fury she had never realized she possessed.

5) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) The red-hot favourite in a race or contest is a person or team that is strongly expected to win. [INFORMAL]

His team are red-hot favourites.

English dictionary. 2008.

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