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Re: It's hot!!

Posted by 451 on July 14, 2003

In Reply to: Re: It's hot!! posted by ESC on July 13, 2003

: : : : : Hi folks,
: : : : : Could you think of any interesting phrases or idioms to decribe the extreme heat of this summer?

: : : : hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk?

: : : "90 degrees in the shade", "a scorcher",

: : Hot town, summer in the city
: : Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
: : Been down, isn't it a pity
: : Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
: : All around, people looking half dead
: : Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head
: : from The Lovin' Spoonful

: That old favorite:

: Hotter than the hinges of hell. Variation: hotter than the brass hinges of hell.

: And a few adapted from "This Dog'll Hunt: An Entertaining Texas Dictionary" by Wallace O. Chariton (Wordware Publishing, Piano, Texas, 1989, 1990):

: So hot the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs.
: So hot my boots are blistered.
: So hot the corn's popping on the stalk.
: Hot as hell's door handle.
: Hot as hell with the blower on.
: Hot as the devil's roasting fork.
: Hot enough to sunburn a horned toad.
: Hot enough to make hell looked like an ice planet.

Particularly British

Phew! Wot A Scorcher!
Sizzling Britain
It's so hot that I got sunburn.
It's hotter than a really hot thing that has been heated up, just a little bit more.
Hotter than my underpants
So hot, you could almost wear sandals to work.
So hot that it's worth opening the window.
it's like, really hot, y'know?