hot ticket


: someone or something very popular : rage

Examples of hot ticket in a Sentence

The musical is this season's hot ticket. She's a hot ticket on the lecture circuit.
Recent Examples on the Web Internationally, warm weather is also a hot ticket, with Cancun; Mexico City; Punta Cana; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas; Bali; and Papua New Guinea. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Nov. 2023 In London’s West End the show was a hot ticket, winning seven Olivier Awards, the most for any musical revival in the awards’ history. Brent Lang, Variety, 23 Oct. 2023 Coach’s New York Fashion Week event, which commandeered the main branch of the New York Public Library for a glamorous night in September, was clearly a hot ticket. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2023 Along those colorful lines, Murano glass chandeliers (custom handcrafted fixtures from Murano, Italy) have become a hot ticket item, with a 58% rise in searches. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2023 Supplementing its A-list soccer team with stars from its music and film labels, Warner made Cosmos games a hot ticket, feted Cosmos players at Studio 54 and — by footing the bill for a polyglot media horde — generated a whirl of publicity in every league city the team visited. Lawrie Mifflin, New York Times, 30 Dec. 2022 Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa: Famous for its expansive bay views and extravagant Sunday brunch, Oystercatchers at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is a hot ticket. Kara Franker, Southern Living, 29 Sep. 2023 While there are several high-profile races being contested that day, the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District to replace the seat held by seven-term Democrat, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline is one hot ticket. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 4 Sep. 2023 Steven Vargas gives the back story to another hot ticket in town: The L.A. Dance Project premiere of a piece by Jamar Roberts, former resident choreographer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hot ticket was in 1936

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“Hot ticket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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