Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hot as... adj.

also hotter than...
[play on SE hot/hot adj.]

used in combs. below meaning extremely hot, whether in a SE use, i.e. temperature or various sl. uses, usu. sexuality.

In phrases

...a fire-cracker [1910s+]

1. (Can.) sexually promiscuous.

2. (US) sexually aroused.

3. (US) under suspicion, liable to arrest.

...a fresh-fucked fox in a forest fire (also hot as a hen laying a goose egg, hot as a forty-balled tomcat, hotter than..., ...a horn toad in a microwave)

[1930s+] (US) extremely hot, whether as to temperature or sexuality.

...a (three-dollar) pistol (also hot as a two-dollar pistol, ...ten-cent-pistol, hotter than...)

1. [1930s+] (US, also hot as a bad girl’s dream, ...July jam, ...mustard) very angry.

2. [1930s+] (US, also hot as a 45) suspicious, wanted by the police.

3. [1940s+] (US) very popular or successful.

4. [1950s] (US) very hot.

5. [1970s] (US black) sexually aroused.

...a witch’s tit

[1940s] (US) very hot.

hotter than a little red wagon (also hotter than a bitch-wolf)

[1970s] (US) of a woman, sexually voracious.