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A person or thing that is much in demand:‘he's the current hot ticket on the hard-core hip-hop block’[as modifier] ‘a hot-ticket invitation’
- ‘Our first stop's one of the hot tickets of the festival - and it's something completely different…’
- ‘If Celtic spirituality was the hot ticket in the last decade of the twentieth century, it seems as though Anglo-Saxon spirituality may vie for at least a share of that popularity in the first decade of the twenty-first.’
- ‘The Liberal nomination races on the North Shore are hot tickets with candidates galore - but alas, there is little in the way of substance from what I have read so far.’
- ‘From the rugby to the Carnevale, Mark Hodson gives you first dibs on the hot tickets for 2005’
- ‘The Dali show was one of the hot tickets of the season.’
- ‘Despite the bear market, separate accounts are hot tickets in the brokerage industry.’
- ‘‘In one way it's flattering that they are such hot tickets, but it really bothers us that they are being auctioned on the internet,’ Downie said.’
- ‘We asked customers to get involved with all kinds of fun and games to compete for the hot ticket.’
- ‘In fact, our dutiful representative told me that in China, search engine marketing is the same hot ticket that it has been here recently.’
- ‘Suddenly, it didn't seem such a hot ticket as patriotic fervour swept America and subsequent months showed audiences to want the comfort of heroes rather than the indulgence of satire.’
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