AEE 561: Hot and Cold and Everything in Between in English

hot and cold in English idioms

Today get some new idioms that we use with the words “hot” and “cold” so that you can spice up your language and have more fun when you speak English.

Here are today’s idioms with the word “hot”:

  • “A hot mic”: This means that the microphone is turned on and the person does not know that it’s on. They might say something that they didn’t mean for other people to hear.
  • “To have the hots for someone”: This phrase is used more for teenagers. It means that you have a crush on someone.
  • “I don’t feel so hot”: You could say this if you are at work with your colleagues and you start to feel sick. You could say this if you need to go home early.
  • “To be full of hot air”: Someone who talks a lot but does not say much with substance.

 

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Idioms with the word “cold”:

  • “To give someone the cold shoulder”: To ignore someone and not acknowledge their presence
  • “To be out cold”: To sleep well, to be in a deep sleep
  • “To be left out in the cold”: To not be included in something. To be left on the outside. To not be updated on a situation.
  • “A cold person”: Someone who is not friendly or open

 

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