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1

Very enthusiastic and excited, as in That was a hot and heavy debate. This slangy expression employs hot in the sense of “characterized by intense feeling,” a usage dating from the tenth century a.d., and heavy in the sense of “serious.”

2

Passionate, lustful, as in They were awfully young to be so hot and heavy about their romance. This slangy term employs hot in the sense of “sexually aroused,” a usage dating from about 1500.

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