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not so hot

1. Not very good; not completely healthy or well. That burger I ate wasn't so hot, but their soup was delicious! Her track record hasn't been so hot lately. We'll have to keep an eye on her work. I'm not feeling so hot this morning. I think I may have the 'flu.
2. Not as good as one believes. A: "I can't believe we have to play against last year's champions in the first game of the tournament!" B: "Eh, they're not so hot. I think we can take 'em!"
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not so hot

Inf. not very good. The service here is not so hot. This restaurant is highly overrated.
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not so/too ˈhot

(informal) not very well, healthy, etc.; not very good: ‘How do you feel today?’ ‘Not so hot.’Her work’s not too hot, is it? I thought she’d be better than this!
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If a high valuation is tough to justify when things are going great, it's next to impossible to defend when things aren't so hot. 
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The location is terrific - it almost sits on the bridge that takes you over the River Ness and into the town centre - but the parking facilities aren't so hot.