hot ticket


Definition of hot ticket

: someone or something very popular : rage

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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 Video games and consoles are often hot ticket items during Black Friday, especially as gaming gets more expensive over time. Lee Neikirk, USA TODAY, "Black Friday 2020: The best GameStop deals," 27 Nov. 2020 When the juror spoke with the judge, this individual had just seen the finish of a trial that in normal times would be a hot ticket. Eriq Gardner, Billboard, "No Encore for Music Publishers Who Say COVID-19 Wrecked Copyright Trial," 16 Nov. 2020 This game was a candidate for this week’s hot ticket, which wasn’t the expectation heading into the season. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "Previews and predictions for notable high school football games, including matchups with big playoff implications," 28 Oct. 2020 The display of ancient splendor became a hot ticket, and people waited hours to get inside. John Pope,, "Prescott 'Scottie' Dunbar, historian and arts patron in New Orleans, dies at 78," 10 Nov. 2020 This week’s hot ticket wasn’t originally on the schedule, but due to COVID-19 issues at opposing schools, these two state elites found each other. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "Previews and predictions for notable high school football games, including a clash between two surprise teams," 14 Oct. 2020 Was there any possible choice for the hot ticket game of the week? Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "Previews and predictions for notable high school football games, from ranked matchups to potential high-scoring affairs," 30 Sep. 2020 The Sony Playstation 5 has been an incredibly hot ticket already this year, with pre-orders selling out nearly immediately at every major gaming retailer. Tj Donegan, USA TODAY, "The Sony PlayStation 5 is available to pre-order today—but it's already selling out," 25 Sep. 2020 Matching sets have been a hot ticket item this year, selling out just about everywhere. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "64 can’t-miss deals you can still get at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hot ticket

1936, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jan 2021

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“Hot ticket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot ticket

US, informal : someone or something that is very popular

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