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hot-stove league Syllabification: hot-stove league

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of hot-stove league in English:

noun

informal
Sports fans, especially baseball fans in the off season, who discuss players, teams, and the upcoming season.
Example sentences
  • Baseball, with its rotisserie teams, hot-stove leagues and legions of obsessive stat nerds, seemed never-ending.
  • With the presidential election still more than a year away, this is the Hot-Stove League season in national politics.
  • Winterbound baseball fans pass the time in hot-stove-league discussions of ballplayers, batting and fielding averages and the prospects for the coming season.

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