Origin of red-hot
Examples from the Web for red-hot
Woods were shredded, the earth trembled and the ground exploded in showers of stone and red-hot metal splinters.
Moral equivalence and malaise, rather than red-hot ideology, motivates Haydon.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He broke three of her ribs with an umbrella and on another occasion hit her with a red-hot poker.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Designer Frida Giannini let the collection scream not-so-subtle sexuality, with florescent pinks, silk and red-hot silhouettes.
Despite his red-hot debate showings—and a retroactive win in Iowa—Senator Sweatervest was basically a nonfactor in Florida.Florida Primary: Rick Santorum’s Daughter’s Illness|Michelle Cottle|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And the burning wood hissed in the eye, just as the red-hot iron hisses in the water when a man seeks to temper steel for a sword.Myths and Legends of All Nations|Various
In such case the article may be heated in red-hot lead, the surface of which may be covered with charcoal.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
Yet would not I hold a red-hot iron in my hand for all the gladness of them.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
She is a red-hot Secessionist, as they all are, except Coulter himself, but she is a good wife and high-bred lady.
They could not scare him with the red-hot furnaces, and they can not now scare him with the lions.New Tabernacle Sermons|Thomas De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for red-hot
Word Origin and History for red-hot
late 14c., "heated till it glows red" (of metal, etc.); of persons, "lively, passionate," it is recorded from c.1600. Red-hot mama is 1926, jazz slang, "earthy female singer," also "girlfriend, lover."