hot and bothered

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - hot and bothered

"hot and bothered"

1) excited, anxious, nervous, uneasy or flustered

2) amorous; interested in romance or sex


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hot and bothered

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: This is just not fair. I think I should launch an official protest. Forcing employees to take one unpaid day off per week just is not right. I am so upset.

Colleague 2: Why are you getting hot and bothered? There is really nothing you can do about it. The company is in trouble and needs to cut costs. Either accept it and work with the situation or find another job. Getting all hot under the collar is not very professional.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hot and bothered

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Look at that super-model. She is so hot. I sure would like to spend some time with her.

Friend 2: She excites you does she? Do you dream of making love to her?

Friend 1: She is just so sexy. I can't help but get all hot and bothered when I see her. It is very distracting.

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hot and bothered - Gerund Form:

Being all hot and bothered, he was unable to think clearly.

hot and bothered - Examples:

1)  ... too excited but after scrolling through the available floor seats you got pretty hot and bothered. Once the ticket sales were open you came out of the gates flying and ...

2)  A steamy sex scene comes on that gets you hot and bothered, but you don't know how to tell your guy.

3)  Also, bring a fan. You are going to get hot and bothered by some of the romantic scenes!

4)  ... with no national security experience -- and now Fox's dupes are all hot and bothered and foaming at the mouth, desperate for a presidential win.

5)  ... to resist temptation when temptation was standing in my dorm room looking very hot and bothered.

6)  Some people get real hot and bothered when you bring Christianity into politics.

7)  I don't see the point of getting all hot and bothered about it, because I have no power over the issue.

8)  It's just another model so don't get all hot and bothered about it.

9)  Get hot and bothered. Being super sexed-up, overcome with lust, and engulfed in the flames of ...

10)  The only reason everyone got hot and bothered over this articles is because they think they made a DNA computer.

11)  The bikini filled clip is getting us all hot and bothered, in more ways than one.

12)  A kiss sure gets me hot and bothered and holding hands is just dandy.

13)  Funny thing: a few years ago, the Republicans were all hot and bothered against having some sort of national ID card. 

14)  ... actual sex scenes but there are some mouthwatering flirtations that leave everyone all hot and bothered

15)  ... cute little black dress to get your boyfriend all hot and bothered.

16)  ... is only nicknamed the God particle. A lot of people get very hot and bothered by the unfortunate nickname it has accrued throughout the search for it.

17)  ... that controversial topics tend to get the most hits because people get all hot and bothered and fire off nasty comments.

18)  Wait until she is good and ready and all hot and bothered. Passion is key for the insecure.

19)  The idea is brilliant but the execution often fails and inevitably makes me hot and bothered. Nothing is more irritating than to apply oneself to a task only to find ...

20)  The only people who get hot and bothered about Flash, or lack thereof, on iOS are Blackberry Play Book users.