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quinta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2012

Slang: Too hot to handle

Definition: Difficult; hard to deal with; controversial.


1) The editor thought the story about the president's girlfriend was too hot to handle, so he refused to print it. 

2) The line drive was too hot to handle, and the Phillies scored on the play.

Etymology: 'Too hot to handle' comes from baseball, referring to a ball hit so hard that it can't be caught. In this phrase, 'hot' means 'lively' or 'powerful', and 'handle' means 'take care of' or 'pick up'. The phrase is now used to describe any situation that is hard to deal with or problematic.

fonte: www.peakenglish.com

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