not too hot

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

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
References in classic literature ?
I took more and more care to be in the garden whenever it was not too hot. I had an arbor arranged and a low table and an armchair put into it; and I carried out books and portfolios (I had always some business of writing in hand), and worked and waited and mused and hoped, while the golden hours elapsed and the plants drank in the light and the inscrutable old palace turned pale and then, as the day waned, began to flush in it and my papers rustled in the wandering breeze of the Adriatic.
In a research note titled "Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Things Are Just Right at TXMD," Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Louise Chen keeps an Overweight rating on TherapeuticsMD with a $27 price target.
The planet, which has a radius 1.5 times that of Earth, orbits in the "habitable" or "Goldilocks" zone with temperatures not too hot and not too cold to permit liquid surface water.
And four of those new exoplanets orbit their stars in "habitable zones" where it is not too hot or not too cold for liquid water which is crucial for life to exist.
To determine whether a planet could support life, astronomers first look at whether it falls within its star's habitability zone, the Goldilocks distance that is not too hot or too cold.
Scientists have yet to find a twin Earth - one that is not only the right size but also located in a zone that is not too hot and not too cold where water might exist in liquid form.
I'M IN HEAVEN The harp is played in heaven Where the streets are paved with gold And the breeze that blows is scented Not too hot and not too cold And the music played is Godly Unlike the row from down below Where all the sinners of the world And the rock and rollers go You sip your tea in Heaven From pure golden crockery Sweetened with the nectar from A stingless honey bee But way down there they're screamin' Drinking much more than their fill Dancing to the devil's music Brewing whiskey from a still This heaven place is tranquil Like they say we're on cloud nine Where everyone's as good as gold And it's like that all the time But sometimes I get restless When I look at them below Where all the sinners of the world And the rock and rollers go by Dowie Rice, Mollingham
That means it is not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to be present.
It tastes better when it's not too hot - Jodie O'Riordan, 23, a shop assistant from Thornaby.
The judging panel included experts from key retailers to chefs and food writers, who deemed Hot Chilli Relish has a "good colour and flavour," and "not too hot".
4 : having a mild climate that is not too hot or too cold
What I would advise is to remove all plants from window ledges and keep them safe and warm in the room - but not too hot!
He chose a west-facing wall for the conservatory so that it would be sunny but not too hot, and decided to extend the kitchen so that it could double up as a dining room when family and friends came to visit.
Yes, I'm talking to all you Aussies out there who have spent the past two months slagging off this great nation of ours, whingeing that we're not too hot at cricket and complaining that we picked injured players.
Come to that they are not too hot this year either, so why can't we solve our own problems?
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