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(of an athlete or team) suddenly become effective.‘he got hot at the right time and found himself in the title match’
- ‘Suddenly getting hot often depends on things out of your control, and if there is one thing that truly bad teams don't get is a lot of breaks.’
- ‘Everybody likes to talk about a team getting hot and sweeping through the postseason and reaching the Super Bowl.’
- ‘Dreifort is a free agent after the season and, even if he gets hot, some team officials believe they should look elsewhere for help.’
- ‘Beltran, however, is a switch hitter with power and speed, entirely capable of getting hot and carrying a team for a prolonged stretch.’
- ‘Any team can get hot during the playoffs and win a championship.’
- ‘Also, Michael Redd is just good enough to carry a team if he gets hot.’
- ‘But rewarding teams who luck into getting hot at season's end (instead of excelling consistently over the whole season) can also lead to ridiculous outcomes.’
- ‘We've had these before, longshots suddenly getting hot, but not usually this early.’
- ‘RHP Javier Vazquez got hot just when the team needed him most.’
- ‘The biggest complaint with the Division Series is that an inferior team can get hot, lucky or both and knock off a big shot.’
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