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.
My side aches when I breathe, and I feel stiff and queer; but it isn't bad, so don't be troubled, uncle," whispered Rose, with a little hot hand against his cheek.
Then--oh, then--if you still stood on one foot, with your hot hand clutching the three moist dollars in your pocket, and hoarsely proclaimed your hideous and culpable poverty, nevermore would Mrs.
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.
Ice- cold are the innermost wells of the spirit: a refreshment to hot hands and handlers.
the only neighbouring thing at all akin to the other little captives, some of whom, shrinking from the hot hands of drunken purchasers, lie drooping on the path already, while others, soddened by close contact, await the time when they shall be watered and freshened up to please more sober company, and make old clerks who pass them on their road to business, wonder what has filled their breasts with visions of the country.
My head still sang and throbbed, as I seated myself on one of the aforesaid parapets, and buried it in my hot hands.
It just so happened that I have the hot hand the last two games, but it could be anybody.
We had the hot hand tonight and we kept finding the open person and they were knocking them down.
His hot hand and his teammates' excellent shooting set a new team record with a total tally of 1195.
The hot hand phenomenon, or similar permutations of the concept, has been studied in a variety of contexts.
With an enormous share of more than 63%, the hot hand dryer segment dominated the electric hand dryer market and is like to maintain its number one position during the forecast period.
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).
We see that across specifications including several control variables, the Hot Hand and Gambler's Fallacies remain robust.