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 Following the offseason acquisitions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers are expected to remain a hot ticket all season. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers offering $10 tickets to fans wearing red and blue," 17 Oct. 2019 Tickets will go fast, because the Inaugural Ball is historically the hottest ticket in town. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "North Royalton students, staff honored for commitment to excellence: Talk of the Towns," 19 Dec. 2019 What was expected to be a somewhat sleepy Alzheimer’s research meeting is now a red-hot ticket. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Biogen’s top scientist nearly dares FDA not to approve Alzheimer’s drug," 21 Nov. 2019 The Sun Devils are not exactly a hot ticket right now. Kent Somers, azcentral, "If ASU fans want a top 25 football program, it's time they do their part," 3 Nov. 2019 The hottest ticket in town is the Chagrin Falls Suburban Fireman Association’s annual clambake 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Churches mark milestone anniversaries and firefighters bare their chests: Valley Views," 19 Oct. 2019 Region by region, here’s not only what can work, but what does not: Angel Island State Park Synopsis: A campsite reservation for a Saturday night at one of nine trail camps at Angel Island is one of the hottest tickets in town. Tom Stienstra,, "Cheat sheet: How to snag last-minute campsites this fall," 16 Oct. 2019 The smoke has cleared from last week's CNN/New York Times debate, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has suddenly emerged as the hot ticket for nomination, shaking up assumptions the race is former Vice President Joe Biden's to lose. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "How far left is too far? -- Meanwhile in America," 21 Oct. 2019 For those who love EDM parties, this fete was the hottest ticket in the Houston-area for a Halloween costume outing. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Freaky Deaky Texas rolls out the Halloween dance sound for Houston-area crowd," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hot ticket

1936, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Hot ticket.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot ticket

US, informal : someone or something that is very popular

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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