a hot hand

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a hot hand

A continuous period of great success, luck, or fortune; a winning streak. I'm not usually any good at poker, but I had a hot hand last night. Their forward seems to have a hot hand in the game tonight!
See also: hand, hot
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OLD STEPHEN descended the two white steps, shutting the black door with the brazen door-plate, by the aid of the brazen full-stop, to which he gave a parting polish with the sleeve of his coat, observing that his hot hand clouded it.
Bangs came that morning, he looked long at Beth, held the hot hand in both his own for a minute, and laid it gently down, saying, in a low voice to Hannah, "If Mrs.
When and where it first became the conventional system that a weary or inattentive infant in a class must have its face smoothed downward with a hot hand, or when and where the conventional volunteer boy first beheld such system in operation, and became inflamed with a sacred zeal to administer it, matters not.
My head still sang and throbbed, as I seated myself on one of the aforesaid parapets, and buried it in my hot hands.
The study systematically deconstructed this belief by a series of statistical tests that showed that the patterns of actual hits and misses was consistent with mere chance--analogous to sequences of coin tosses rather than an illusory hot hand (75).
His hot hand allowed the Bears to open a 19 point second quarter lead at 41-22 and, try as they might, the Bullets could not break down that advantage.
This six-piece air styling system features Hot Hand which is designed to work like a stylist's fingers for root lift, volume, shaping and smoothing.
Apparently, they were even more convinced of what Vaughan Williams dubs an icy hand than they were of the hot hand - they believed that players who had missed a few shots in a row were out of sorts and would fluff the next one, too.
And in the bathroom the family is unable to have a hot hand wash, in the basin where the tap has been replaced once already.
Then, poof, he disappeared, the victim of an ill-timed September slump and Joe Torre's decision to ride the hot hand of Ronnie Belliard late in the season.
One set of experimenters, Gilovich, Vallone, and Tversky, show that successive shots are in fact independent events and view the Hot Hand as a heuristic bias.
Berkshire has "not really had the hot hand in energy," Fadel Gheit, an analyst for Oppenheimer in New York, said in a phone interview.
Firstly, there is the Hot Hand Jersey: both teams have a 'Hot Hand Jersey' that they will pass around.
Sophomore Mya Mosley had a hot hand, sinking a layup and a jumper on back-to-back possessions.
These include creating fun obstacle courses using household items such as jumping over jumpers and zig-zagging around chairs, doing keepy-uppies with a football and hot hand ball.