Ways to Complain about the Heat

Dear winter-ravaged word-lovers: DARE is here with a friendly reminder that it won’t be long—mere months!—before we’re melting under the oppressive, unrelenting summer sun. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled some of the many expressions people around the country use to complain about the heat:


Hot enough to choke a horse

Hot as Billy Hell

Hotter than blixen

Hot as Hades.

Hot as (or hotter than) blue blazes

Hot enough to melt clabber

Hot as a pot of collards

Hotter than Dutch love

Hot as a tater

Hot as election day

Hot as cotton

Hot enough to roast a lizard

Hot enough to scald a loon

Hotter than the hubs of hell

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