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hot hand


a winning streak; a lucky spell


In basketball, we often say someone who is scoring well in a game has a "hot hand."

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  • She took one thin, hot hand in hers, and felt the pulse fluttering fast and wild.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • Catherine sat down by the bed and clasped her mother's hot hand.

    Tongues of Conscience Robert Smythe Hichens
  • 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.

    Judith Shakespeare William Black
  • With the same stealthy tenderness, Demetrios withdrew his hot hand, to let it be refreshed by the light breeze.

    Ancient Manners Pierre Louys
  • He stood so near to me that my hot hand could have fastened on his throat-strings where I crouched.

    Cardigan Robert W. Chambers
  • Unable to get his master's attention, he licked the hot hand that hung over the side.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson

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