Definition of if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen in US English:

if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

phrase

proverb
  • If you can't deal with the pressures and difficulties of a situation or task, you should leave others to deal with it rather than complaining.

    • ‘As they say, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, and Peter did just that, going into hotel business school in his native Heidelberg.’
    • ‘Faith can move mountains but if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, because right now we're in trouble with a capital ‘T’.’
    • ‘Judging by what seems to be a universally sun burnt, heat zapped spirit, it seemed as though dinner plans for the weekend were something along the lines of if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and into an air-conditioned restaurant.’