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.

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Here’s a rundown of the hot tickets in New York City this fall. Eben Shapiro, Time, "The Most Anticipated Plays and Musicals of Fall 2019," 30 Aug. 2019 The home opener against the Titans on September 8 is the hottest ticket, with an average price of $285 and the cheapest seat going for $157 on SeatGeek. Joey Morona,, "Browns single-game tickets, already a hot commodity on resale sites, officially go on sale today," 15 July 2019 Across town, the Cubs became the hot ticket behind a third-place finish in the National League in 1967 and emerging stars Fergie Jenkins, Ernie Banks and Ron Santo. Phil Thompson,, "Think the Rays’ proposed split between Montreal and Florida is odd? The White Sox did it with Milwaukee 50 years ago.," 26 June 2019 What are the hottest tickets this year? Broadway buffs and Colts fans rejoice: Here are eight great sports, music, fashion and film events. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Here's what you need to know about Black Expo 2018," 11 July 2018 Eleven years ago, the panel for director Zack Snyder’s big-screen adaptation of the seminal superhero-deconstructing 1980s comic book was one of the hottest tickets of Comic-Con. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Comic-Con: Our 5 biggest unanswered questions, from 'Top Gun: Maverick' to Marvel," 22 July 2019 The city opened the castle and its gardens to the public in the spring of 2012, and the tours have been a hot ticket since then. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Tovrea Castle: Tickets to tour the Phoenix freeway landmark go on sale July 1," 27 June 2019 That said, however, the chance to also see Cage – plus opening acts Spoon and Starcrawler – does make this an even hotter ticket. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Jim the Critic’s Top Concert Picks of the Week (July 11-17)," 3 July 2019 So what's the hottest ticket on our cocktail party wish list? Natasha Silva-jelly, Harper's BAZAAR, "Modern Eveningwear," 4 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of hot ticket

1936, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hot ticket

US, informal : someone or something that is very popular

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