Green’s Dictionary of Slang

all hot and bothered phr.

also hot and bothered
[ext. of SE use]

1. flustered, maniacally nervous.

[UK]M. Arlen Romantic Lady 161: I was getting very hot and bothered about the whole thing [OED].
W.R. Burnett King Cole 35: ‘Well?’ ‘It was Fred. Oh, was he hot and bothered! He asked me to forgive him, Dad. Isn’t that swell?’.
[US]J. Thompson Alcoholics (1993) 76: I’d be all hot and bothered and worried.
Kowalchik & Hylton Rodale’s Encyc. Herbs 386: You won’t get all hot and bothered making it either — it is so simple to prepare.
M. Binchy Light a Penny Candle 349: You look so funny when you get all hot and bothered laying down the law.

2. (also all h. and b.) sexually excited/frustrated.

[US]J. Held Jr ‘Merely Margy’ [comic strip] A wealthy Russian duke has my woman all hot and bothered.
[US]‘J.M. Hall’ Anecdota Americana 2nd Series 59: When he finally got me all hot an’ bothered, I pulled up my wrapper, and judge, he wasn’t ready!
C. HImes If He Hollers 10: ‘When Henry’s gone to the Army and you get all hot and bothered and come running to me, just remember’.
[US]H. Simmons Corner Boy 62: Don’t you go sitting out there hugging and kissing [...] If y’all got to get all hot and bothered, come on inside.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS 132: H. and B., all / Hot and bothered / Sexually aroused.
[US]Teachers & Writers Collab. Sweet Illusions 29: I figure she wants to make out too because she’s acting all hot and bothered.
[US]R. Campbell Wizard of La-La Land (1999) 136: Am I embarrassing you or are you just getting all hot and bothered?
[Ire]P. Howard Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 78: They stort getting hot and bothered in the back [seat].
[Scot]I. Welsh Glue 42: Ah wis decidin whether ah wanted tae [...] save fuckin her in the fanny till later oan, keep the wee hoor aw hot n bothered.