Talk:in a hot minute
Including a definition for the more often used version of this
"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.
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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)
- Delete. —Granger (talk · contribs) 01:21, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
- Redirect to hot minute. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:57, 25 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)