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too hot to handle

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too hot to handle

adjective phrase

Very delicate or explosive; very controversial: The March was rejected by PBS as ''not suitable to their programming'' (nobody actually said it was too hot to handle)

[1940s+; found in baseball by 1932, designating a very hard-hit ball]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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