all hot and bothered phr.
1. flustered, maniacally nervous.
|Romantic Lady 161: I was getting very hot and bothered about the whole thing [OED].|
|Alcoholics (1993) 76: I’d be all hot and bothered and worried.|
|Rodale’s Encyc. Herbs 386: You won’t get all hot and bothered making it either — it is so simple to prepare.|
|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.
|‘Merely Margy’ [comic strip] A wealthy Russian duke has my woman all hot and bothered.|
|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!|
|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.|
|CUSS 132: H. and B., all / Hot and bothered / Sexually aroused.et al.|
|Wizard of La-La Land (1999) 136: Am I embarrassing you or are you just getting all hot and bothered?|
|Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 78: They stort getting hot and bothered in the back [seat].|
|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.|