Definition of hotshot in English:



  • An important or exceptionally able person.

    as modifier ‘their latest hotshot recruit’
    • ‘The future seemed boundless for the 24-year-old Colombian hotshot.’
    • ‘This leaves the way open for a full Premiership start for Brazilian hotshot Mario Jardel.’
    • ‘Allen's an investigator there, a boozy, chauvinistic hotshot who solves all the tough cases with the help of his connections on the street.’
    • ‘Football remains the Stamford Bridge hotshot's top priority despite the glamour of his personal life, he insisted.’
    • ‘It's 15 years later, and Cole, still troubled but now possessing an MBA from Wharton, is just another overeducated, underemployed hotshot in a struggling economy.’
    • ‘The board had agreed a fee for the 19-year-old Scouse hotshot and he and his agent John Seasman were in talks for most of Thursday.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Benitez has backed Norwegian hotshot John Arne Riise to keep finding the target following three goals in four games over the Christmas period.’
    • ‘I'm no hotshot, but after four years, I've acquired a high level of skill.’
    • ‘Anyway, my father wants me to be some business hotshot, like him.’
    • ‘The son inherits his father's driving talent and makes a name for himself as street car racing hotshot.’
    • ‘The coaches signed a junior-college hotshot, but he bolted in the spring.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, Ben came out less the entrepreneuring hotshot that he had been made out to be and more a normal young man who had hit upon a good idea when he was 17.’
    • ‘I kept on pretending to crash into walls, but still acted like I was some hotshot.’
    • ‘Michael Twiss headed just wide when he should really have scored but the hotshot made up for it five minutes from time.’
    • ‘Making an early return from UK, Martin narrowly took the honours from the Danish hotshots Phillip and Claus.’
    • ‘If he is athletic and handsome and popular with girls, it's quite likely that other boys see him as some kind of hotshot or prima donna or threat.’
    • ‘Scott is considered a hotshot among young coaches for his work ethic, ability to reach the young players and winning background.’
    • ‘Of all the stories about the homecoming of this banking hotshot, the one about the limos gets the most mileage.’
    • ‘The 21-year-old hotshot, who signed on a month's loan from Aston Villa on Wednesday, met his new team-mates for the first time only yesterday.’
    • ‘Citroen's young hotshot, Sébastien Loeb, winner of this year's Monte Carlo Rally, came to Mexico simply to make a reconnaissance sortie.’
    excellent, very good, first-rate, first-class, marvellous, wonderful, magnificent, outstanding, superlative, superb, formidable, virtuoso, masterly, expert, champion, fine, consummate, skilful, adept
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