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Commonly used in daily conversation, especially when discussing comfort at home or in cars. SlideCould you turn up the thermostat? It's chilly in here.
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Sometimes used metaphorically to refer to someone's temper or the tension in a situation. SlideThe debate really turned up the thermostat on their rivalry.
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A thermostat doesn't generate heat; it regulates the existing heating or cooling system. SlideAdjusting the thermostat only directs the heater to work; it's not a heater itself.