In a state of anxiety or physical discomfort.
- ‘I was decidedly hot and bothered for all the wrong reasons by the time I reached The Wolesey to meet Liz, which possibly added to my feelings of not-fitting-in-ness as I sat in the magnificent surroundings.’
- ‘I ran for 18 minutes and did 100 sit-ups, but was so hot and bothered - and frustrated - that I called it a day and retreated to a cool, refreshing shower.’
- ‘As for spider cannibalism, this happens frequently, and usually under different circumstances: Males hot and bothered by comely females will venture forth for the chance to mate.’
- ‘If you're a squeamish sort, who doesn't get all hot and bothered by blood, guts and gore the way I do, then I strongly suggest you don't click on the link I'm about to show you.’
- ‘His temper in the office could be fiery and he might seem a bit hot and bothered but deep down he was a softy.’
- ‘Stanley Kubrick chose to play Nabokov's explosive novel as a black comedy of manners, with James Mason getting all hot and bothered over Sue Lyon's nymphet while Peter Sellers snickers from the shadows.’
- ‘Having done this, consider the question: should we get as hot and bothered as we have by the phenomenon of politicians hurling insults and taking cheap shots at each other?’
- ‘For some reason the wire service reporters got all hot and bothered today about the whopping 0.2 percentage point upward revision in second quarter GDP.’
- ‘The waterfall scene (sari size: postage stamp, wetness: drenched) still gets certain of my relatives hot and bothered even today, and I have to confess that I am not immune.’
- ‘He was cursing and yelling, but Jess was too hot and bothered to worry about it.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.