a winning streak; a lucky spell
In basketball, we often say someone who is scoring well in a game has a "hot hand."
The seminal paper on streakiness in sports is “The hot hand in Basketball”, a piece published in Cognitive Psychology in 1985.
In sports that are less complex, such as bowling, research has shown some evidence of a hot hand, according to Reifman.
One is what people tend to think about when they hear about the hot hand.
She took one thin, hot hand in hers, and felt the pulse fluttering fast and wild.
Catherine sat down by the bed and clasped her mother's hot hand.
But a strange impulse prompted me to reach out and take his hot hand in mine.
"I am almost sure of it, dear heart," Prudence said, taking her hot hand in hers.
With the same stealthy tenderness, Demetrios withdrew his hot hand, to let it be refreshed by the light breeze.
He stood so near to me that my hot hand could have fastened on his throat-strings where I crouched.
Unable to get his master's attention, he licked the hot hand that hung over the side.