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attributive Denoting a discussion about a favorite sport carried on during the off-season.‘hot-stove speculation’‘these postseason fans—known as the hot-stove league—will be in here all winter arguing about the strike zone’
- ‘While the Yankees and the Red Sox hogged the hot-stove spotlight, it was the Angels who landed the best free-agent player in Guerrero and the top free-agent pitcher in power righthander Bartolo Colon.’
- ‘So, Sean Burroughs for Dewon Brazelton doesn't stoke your hot-stove fire?’
- ‘The hottest happening of a very active hot-stove NBA summer was the Los Angeles Lakers' trade of O'Neal to the Miami Heat for Lamar Odom, Caron Butler, and Brian Grant.’
- ‘THE NATIONAL LEAGUE MAY NOT HAVE WON THE World Series last year, the Giants coming up short in a seven-game classic with the Angels, but there is little question about which circuit was the busiest in the hot-stove season.’
- ‘We'd debate the notion that football doesn't have a hot-stove season, but thanks to Terrell Owens, no one can deny it has a hot-air season.’
- ‘SURELY THERE HAVE BEEN more active hot-stove summers in professional basketball.’
- ‘The authors proved me wrong, as this roadmap of public spaces and history of New York City planning and zoning kept me as enthralled as the Baseball Encyclopedia does during a hot-stove winter conversation.’
- ‘Well, maybe not so much, but it makes for some fun hot-stove talk as the 2004 inauguration kicks off and as those '08 Iowa caucuses are but a mere 36 months away or so (but who's counting?’
1950s: by association with discussions conducted around a heater in the winter.
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