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.
See also: and, bother, hot

hot and bothered

angry and excited Dad gets all hot and bothered if someone parks in his parking space.
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(all) hot and bothered

  (informal)
worried or angry, and sometimes physically hot Dad gets all hot and bothered if someone parks in his parking space.
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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

Informal
In a state of agitated excitement; flustered: all hot and bothered before the opening performance.
See also: and, bother, hot
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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.