hot and bothered

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hot and bothered

1. Nervous and uneasy. Don't get all hot and bothered—we'll figure out a solution to the problem before the boss hears about it.
2. In a state of sexual excitement. He's such an attractive guy that he always gets me hot and bothered.
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hot and bothered

 
1. Fig. excited; anxious. Now don't get hot and bothered. Take it easy. John is hot and bothered about the tax increase.
2. Fig. amorous; interested in romance or sex. John gets hot and bothered whenever Mary comes into the room. The dog seems hot and bothered. I think it's that time of the year again.
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hot and bothered

In a state of agitated excitement, flustered, as in She was all hot and bothered before her big opening. [c. 1920]
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hot and bothered

If someone gets hot and bothered about something, they become very upset or worried about it. Sir Terence was astonished that everybody had got so hot and bothered about the affair. The boss was asking for you earlier. He sounded hot and bothered. Note: You usually use this expression when you want to suggest that someone is getting upset about something unimportant.
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hot and bothered

in a state of anxiety or physical discomfort, especially as a result of being pressured.
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(all) hot and ˈbothered

(informal) worried and upset: Ministers are getting all hot and bothered about official secrets getting out.You’re looking a bit hot and bothered. Is everything OK?
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hot and bothered

Informal
In a state of agitated excitement; flustered: all hot and bothered before the opening performance.
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In "Now, As Ever," Bibbins gives voice to the moon and opens a window on his own poetic mind, hinting at the postmodern futility of qualification, modification, naming: "Cunning and flirting/ with relevance, the moon intones:/ Why bother, bothered, with description--/ it has always been this way.