Talk:in a hot minute

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Including a definition for the more often used version of this[edit]

"Hey Charles, it's been a hot minute since I've seen you!" - Meaning it has been a long time

I realize that "quickly" and "a long time" are somewhat semantically similar, but I don't think it really conveys the idea of it being a long time DURATION.

RFD discussion: October–December 2018[edit]

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= in + a + hot minute.

Hot minute (which may itself be NISoP per def. 19 of hot) occurs in collocations like a hot minute later, for a few hot minutes, about two hot minutes, almost two hot minutes. Google NGram shows that in a hot minute accounts for only about a quarter of the uses of hot minute. (Perhaps another quarter of the uses are literal, proper nouns, etc.). DCDuring (talk) 23:02, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

I would think that hot minute should be kept as a fixed construction: you can't have other units like "hot seconds" as far as I know. Equinox 04:33, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
@Equinox: Actually I've heard someone say "hot second", and it's also in Merriam-Webster. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 04:48, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
It is also one of the usexes at hot, sense 19.  --Lambiam 07:19, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
Redirect to hot minute Kiwima (talk) 01:51, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Redirected to hot minute. bd2412 T 23:30, 13 December 2018 (UTC)