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.
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
It tastes better when it's not too hot - Jodie O'Riordan, 23, a shop assistant from Thornaby.
4 : having a mild climate that is not too hot or too cold
Also known as the "Goldilocks zone", this is the narrow orbit in which temperatures are not too hot and not too cold.
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?
Climate is mild, not too hot in summer (28 C in February) and not too cold in winter (15 C in July), and it can be divided in two seasons.
First, apply a hot - but not too hot - compress to soften the pores.