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red-hot

adjective
     
red-hot
1
a) metal or rock that is red-hot is so hot that it shines red:
The poker glowed red-hot in the fire.
b) informal very hot:
Be careful with those plates - they're red-hot.
2 informal extremely active, exciting, or interesting:
a red-hot news story
The Braves have been red-hot in the last few games.
3 a red-hot feeling is very strong:
red-hot anger
4

red-hot favourite

British English the team or person who most people believe will win a competition

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