Definition of hot mic in English:

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hot mic

(also hot mike)

noun

informal
A microphone that is turned on, in particular one that amplifies or broadcasts a spoken remark that was intended to be private: she didn’t realize that her snarky comments were being said into a hot mic [as modifier]: an embarrassing hot mic moment
More example sentences
  • He was fired after unleashing a string of swear words on a hot mic.
  • A hot mic caught him saying, "I hate this country."
  • During the news conference, there were a few reporters who were caught on a hot mic coordinating their "gotcha" questions.

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