not so/too hot

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!"
See also: hot, not

not too hot

1. Not very good; not completely healthy or well. That burger I ate wasn't too hot, but their soup was delicious! Her track record hasn't been too hot lately. We'll have to keep an eye on her work. I'm not feeling too 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 too hot. I think we can take 'em!"
See also: hot, not
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not so hot

Inf. not very good. The service here is not so hot. This restaurant is highly overrated.
See also: hot, not
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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!
See also: hot, not
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