hot off the press(es)

hot off the press(es)

1. Freshly printed, as of a periodical. The latest edition of the student newspaper is hot off the press, and my class is going to distribute it at lunch. Back in my day, you could tell when a newspaper was hot off the presses because it was actually still hot!
2. Newly-circulating, as of a bit of news or gossip. Did you hear that Mara dumped Jim? It's hot off the press! Hey, it's hot off the presses—Greg got the promotion over Paul.
See also: hot, off
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hot off the press

Fig. freshly printed; just released by a publisher. Here is a copy of the new Perry Hodder novel. It's hot off the press.
See also: hot, off, press
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hot off the press

Newly printed; sensational and exciting. For example, I've got it hot off the press-he's resigning, or This design is hot off the press. [c. 1900]
See also: hot, off, press
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˌhot off the ˈpress

news that is hot off the press has just appeared in the newspapers and is fresh and usually exciting: Listen to this story — it’s hot off the press!
Paper that has just been printed on a press (= printing machine) is still warm.
See also: hot, off, press
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