hot as hell


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(as) hot as hell

rude slang
1. Extremely and uncomfortably hot in temperature. On summer days in Texas, when it's hot as hell outside, there's nothing quite like a tall glass of sweet tea. I hate working in the theme park during the summer because it's as hot as hell in the costumes they make us wear. We need to get the air conditioner fixed as soon as possible because it's going to be hot as hell this week.
2. Especially exciting, interesting, or popular. The rapper is hot as hell right now, with a new album and national tour. Not too long ago, this city didn't have much going on, but it has become hot as hell in recent years! Of course you kids have heard of the Beatles, but, let me tell you, they were just hot as a hell when I was your age.
3. Very sexually attractive. This new diet will get you looking and feeling hot as hell in less than six weeks. A: "Man, that girl at the bar is hot as hell. Think she'll talk to me?" B: "Not a chance." Even after being married for five years, I still think my husband is as hot as hell.
See also: hell, hot
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hot as hell

INFORMAL
If it is as hot as hell, it is extremely hot. In the summer it's hot as hell. Note: You can also say that it is as hot as Hades. The tunnel was bone-cold at the top, and hot as Hades as you descended. Note: In Greek mythology, Hades is the place where the spirits of the dead live. However, this expression seems to use Hades as a euphemism for hell, as Hades is usually represented as a dark and gloomy place, rather than a fiery hot place.
See also: hell, hot
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