white heat


noun

a stage of intense activity, excitement, feeling, etc.: The sales campaign is at white heat.
an intense heat at which a substance glows with white light.

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Origin of white heat

First recorded in 1700–10
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British Dictionary definitions for white heat

white heat

noun

intense heat or a very high temperature, characterized by emission of white light
informal a state of intense excitement or activity
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