hot as hell
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(as) hot as hell
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.
2. Especially exciting, interesting, or popular. The rapper is hot as hell right now, with a new album and national tour.
3. Very sexually attractive. This new diet will get you looking and feeling hot as hell in less than six weeks.
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hot as hellINFORMAL
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.
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