1. ardently, eagerly, violently, severely, angrily.
|[||London Prodigal D: I see this matter is hotly carried, But ile labour to disswade him from it].|
|‘Wellington’s Victory’ in Wellington’s Laurels 2: When the British came after so hot, / The French s--t their breeches with quaking.|
|Men of Character I 191: [They] remaining silent on the perils they encountered, return with Jack Runnymede, still hot upon the game, to London.|
|Big Bear of Arkansas (1847) 164: ’Way he’d go, and I arter – hot as h-ll, too.|
|‘Captain Jones’ Victory’ in Jack Tar’s Songster 102: Our shot flew so hot that they could not stand us long.|
|Little Ragamuffin 11: You do let her have it awfully hot sometimes, Jim.|
|‘’Arry on the Turf’ in Punch 29 Nov. 297/1: The thing looked a moral, my boy, and I put on the stuff pooty ’ot.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 5 Sept. 5/2: Shakey, take a fader’s plessing, / Take it, for you ket it sheap, / Go in hot for making money, / Go in for to make a heap.|
|Sporting Times 17 Apr. 2/2: Lord Hartington has ‘napped it hot’ for having gone on the same platform as Lord Salisbury.|
|‘Mashed by a Marchioness’ in Mr. Punch’s Model Music Hall 32: She spotted me in ’alf a jiff, and chaffed me precious hot!|
|Truth (Sydney) 10 Jan. 5/3: A bad half-sov. from a gent, my eye, that’s coming it pretty hot.|
|Boys Of The Empire 23 Oct. 34: We shall be in for it uncommon hot.|
|Traffics and Discoveries 170: Old Jerrold’s givin’ it you ’ot. You’re the uneducated ’ireling of a callous aristocracy.‘The Comprehension of Private Copper’ in|
|Gay-cat 189: The shacks must ’a’ passed yer by, they was so hot arter me.|
|Sun (Sydney) 17 Aug. 7/6: At the police station Kinman said, ‘I’ll take what is coming to me as far as the ‘bust’ is concerned, but don’t go too hot on the gun stuff.’ .|
|(con. 1920s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 725: My old man and old lady weren’t any more hot on the idea than yours.Judgement Day in|
|Seraph on the Suwanee (1995) 657: He pitched into Dessie hot and heavy.|
|Lonely Londoners 138: If things open up hot I outing off fast.|
|Summer Lightning 102: I just sit quiet till she forget what she talking bout because if I make any sound she quick to fire me a box hot-hot.‘Ballad’|
|Campus Sl. Sept. 4: hot – attracted to and in pursuit of: I’m hot after him.|
|Love Is a Racket 116: Soon as I got my thirty thousand. Maybe fifty, or sixty if Nellis was playing hot.|
2. well, much.
|Low Company 82: Hell, I don’t like the idea so hot, either.|
|Blackboard Jungle 295: He can’t read so hot, Mr Dadier.|
|Blood Brothers 63: Albert didn’t do so hot.|
|It (1987) 243: The dam wasn’t working so hot anyway.|
|Native Tongue 49: You don’t listen so hot.|
3. of gambling, successfully.
|Erections, Ejaculations etc. 89: You know how it is with horseplayers, you hit it hot and you think it’s all over.|
see separate entry.
see hot foot v.
see under cop it v.
1. to be punished (lit. or fig.) severely.
|Fast Life 54: The craters, of course, caught it hot, and many had the sack [F&H].|
|Wild Boys of London I 7/1: He’d a got it hot, only it happens that another peeler sees all about it, and puts in a good word.|
|Five Years’ Penal Servitude 287: [He] had been guilty of bigamy, and to such a degree that he ‘got it hot’ for such a crime — five years.|
|N.Z. Observer (Auckland) 22 Jan. 182/1: The Star is to get it hot at Lingard’s benefit tonight. Roll up all of you.|
|Fifty ‘Bab’ Ballads 30: They gets it pretty hot, / The maidens what we cotch.‘The Troubadour’|
|Autobiog. of a Gipsey 100: He got it hot and heavy ’bout the head.|
|Truth (Sydney) 11 Nov. 6/3: I’d like that Truth to get it hot, / And catch it every day.|
|Illus. Police News 15 Feb. 12/2: ‘I fancy Bendigo will get it prety hot’.Wild Tribes of London in|
|diary 10 Aug. [Internet] Our fellows got it pretty heavy in one corner, but Johny Turk got it hot too.|
|Human Side of Crook and Convict Life 289: When they do get into the Courts, though, they get it hot!|
|Derby Dly Teleg. 9 Apr. 12/5: [headline] Raiders Get It Hot at Home.|
2. to be scolded with great venom.
|Duke’s Children (1954) 378: She’ll get it hot and heavy before she has done.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 14 Mar. 13/2: Wonder if he’ll get as much knocking about in Egypt as he used to give us at school-drill? Shouldn’t be surprised if he did; tho’ I don’t know, we used to get it precious hot sometimes when we didn’t march in time.|
|‘Mitchell’s Jobs’ in Roderick (1972) 148: He got it hot from his wife [...] for being in that beastly, drunken state in the main street in the middle of the day.|
|My Brilliant Career 312: I got it hot. Had I committed an act of premeditated villainy I could not have received more lecturing.|
1. to castigate severely.
|Black-Eyed Beauty 46: If Nathan excused him for a couple of nights, and kept quiet, away from Matty, ‘she gave it him hot’ the next time they met.|
|Tag, Rag & Co. 7: You may guess what they thought of it by giving it me so hot.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 27 Oct. 18/2: [T]he proprietor frankly invites his writers to dismiss all thought of libel laws and ‘give it hot’ to everybody who deserves it.|
|Gloucs. Echo 17 Nov. 1/7: Give it ’em Hot.|
|Aberdeen jrnl 26 Feb. 1/5: [headline] Braved Cold to Give It Hot to Attlee.|
2. to attack and/or punish severely.
|Wild Boys of London I 107/2: They was too strict, sir,—used to wallop me [...] Let me have it hot with the cane; and sometimes a spank in the chops.|
|‘’Arry to the Front!’ in Punch 9 Mar. 100/2: That Bear is in want of a basting / [...] / He’s in for a larrup, that’s clear, and I ’ope we shall give it ’im ’ot.|
|‘’Arry on a Jury’ in Punch 15 Apr. 177/2: There was one Jew chap let hoff I should like to ’ave given it ’ot to.|
|Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday 24 May 28/2: This was ‘givin’ it ’em ’ot,’ a local critic remarked.|
|Awfully Big Adventure (1919) 255: Give it to ’em hot and strong!‘The English Way’ in|
see right off the bat under bat n.2