Posted by ESC on July 14, 2003
In Reply to: It's hot!! posted by 451 on July 14, 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 Really 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 look like an ice planet.
Hot as a depot stove.
Hot enough to boil spit on the sidewalk.
: 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?