hot ticket

noun

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.

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His current role essentially turned Monday’s appearance into one of the hottest tickets in town. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "Jeff Flake Wants ‘Real Investigation’ Into Kavanaugh Allegations," 1 Oct. 2018 The invitation-only event is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in town, but a recent auction by VS Angel Sara Sampaio shows that the tickets are in even higher demand than most people expected. Temi Adebowale, Harper's BAZAAR, "People Are Bidding Up to $25,000 to Attend the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 5 Oct. 2018 Since the James Beard award, JuneBaby has become the hottest ticket in town. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Star chef Edouardo Jordan will open another restaurant in Seattle," 22 Oct. 2018 Biotech stocks are hot tickets once again on Wall Street and that is bringing a wave of high-risk, high-reward initial public offerings. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Biotech IPO Boom Comes With Side Effects," 18 July 2018 The hottest ticket for summer 2018 belongs to Korean boy band BTS, whose 14-date Love Yourself U.S. tour is the secondary market's most expensive get. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "BTS' Love Yourself US Tour Is 2018's Most Expensive Ticket, Thanks to Intense Demand," 12 June 2018 On Saturday there were large sections of empty seats at Centre Court, normally a hot ticket, and Bobby Charlton, hero of that 1966 team, disappeared from the royal box for a chunk of time while England was building its two-goal lead. Sam Farmer, latimes.com, "England riding high on World Cup success as Wimbledon also creates a racket," 11 July 2018 The Korean boy band's five-city U.S. tour will be one of the hottest tickets this summer on the secondary market with some VIP floor passes selling for over $8,000 a pair. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "BTS' Love Yourself US Tour Is 2018's Most Expensive Ticket, Thanks to Intense Demand," 12 June 2018 Now the hottest ticket in town is electric push scooters for the masses to get around in city centers? Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Promises, Promises," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of hot ticket

1936, in the meaning defined above

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hot ticket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hot ticket

US, informal : someone or something that is very popular

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