In a state of anxiety or physical discomfort, especially as a result of being pressured: others struggle with bags and briefcases, looking hot and bothered
More example sentences
- He was cursing and yelling, but Jess was too hot and bothered to worry about it.
- As for spider cannibalism, this happens frequently, and usually under different circumstances: Males hot and bothered by comely females will venture forth for the chance to mate.
- If you're a squeamish sort, who doesn't get all hot and bothered by blood, guts and gore the way I do, then I strongly suggest you don't click on the link I'm about to show you.
Definition of hot and bothered in:
- The US English dictionary