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Professional JargonPlay
Used often in work environments to describe highly skilled individuals. SlideThe new chef is a hotshot fresh from culinary school.
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Possible OverconfidencePlay
Can imply a person might be overly confident in their abilities, besides being talented. SlideShe's such a hotshot; sometimes I think she forgets teamwork.
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Cultural ReferencePlay
In movies, hotshots are often portrayed as main characters that are expertly skilled. SlideIn the film, the pilot was a real hotshot, dodging danger with ease.