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Got the hots

Posted by Cat on May 09, 2011 at 19:58

In Reply to: Got the hots posted by Richard Whissen on February 27, 2011 at 08:07:

: When did the prhase "got the hots," as in being sexually attracted to someone, originate?

The variation of this that I've seen actually refers to someone being physically attractive and is often used as a form of flattery.

Example: "You've got the hots, my dear."

I would also be interested to know where all of these temperature-related terms arose.