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hotshot Syllabification: hot·shot
Pronunciation: /ˈhätˌSHät/

Definition of hotshot in English:

noun

informal
An important or exceptionally able person: these three hotshots decide what’s what at the firm
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  • Scott is considered a hotshot among young coaches for his work ethic, ability to reach the young players and winning background.
  • The coaches signed a junior-college hotshot, but he bolted in the spring.
  • Michael Twiss headed just wide when he should really have scored but the hotshot made up for it five minutes from time.
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