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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hot.
 
I’ll make the place too hot to hold him. (See TALUS.)   1
   I’ll give it him hot and strong. I’ll rate him most soundly and severely. Liquor very hot and strong takes one’s breath away, and is apt to choke one.   2
 


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