(also hot mike)
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
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- 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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