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hot-stove league

[hot-stohv] /ˈhɒtˈstoʊv/
devotees of a sport, especially baseball, who meet for off-season talks.
Origin of hot-stove league
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for hot stove league

a hot water bottle

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hot stove league

noun phrase

The off-season entity of devotees, arguments, etc, that keeps baseball serious and topical from October to April

[1912+; as applied to horse racing, the term is found by the 1870s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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