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hot·shot

 (hŏt′shŏt′)
n.
1. Slang A person of impressive skill and daring, especially one who is highly successful and self-assured.
2. A nonstop freight train.

hot′shot′ adj.

hotshot

(ˈhɒtˌʃɒt)
n
informal an important person or expert, esp when showy

hot•shot

(ˈhɒtˌʃɒt)
Slang. adj.
1. highly successful and aggressive: a hotshot sales manager.
2. displaying skill flamboyantly: a hotshot ballplayer.
n.
3. Also, hot′ shot`. an impressively successful or skillful and often vain person.
4. an express freight train.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hotshot - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldhotshot - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
Translations

hotshot

[ˈhɒtʃɒt]
A. ADJde primera, de aúpa
B. Npersonaje m, pez m gordo

hotshot

[ˈhɒtʃɒt] ncrack mhot spot n (British)
property hot spot zone où les prix du marché immobilier augmentent rapidement
(= trouble area) → point m chaud
a crime hot spot → une zone sensible
(= popular place) to be a hot spot → être un rendez-vous
a holiday hot spot → un rendez-vous pour les vacanciershot spring nsource f thermalehot stuff n
to be hot stuff (= sexually attractive) [person] → être sexy (= exciting) [book, film] → être osé(e)hot-tempered [ˌhɒtˈtɛmpərd] adjcoléreux/eusehot tub n (US)jacuzzi® mhot-water bottle nbouillotte fhot-wire [ˌhɒtˈwaɪər] vt [+ car] → démarrer en faisant se toucher les fils de contact
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