Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(straight/hot) off the press

hot off the pressstraight off the press
Meaning(s)
1) newly printed or published, gossip-worthy or exciting
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • election results - hot off the press
  • Analysis
     This expression comes from the world of newspapers: when something was 'hot off the press' or 'straight off the press', it was sensational, newly-printed news. If something is 'hot off the press' today, it means it is breaking news or something exciting, scandalous or newsworthy. You will hear this in relation to gossip or breaking news. It is an informal phrase usually used in conversation or to sell headlines.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I have some news, hot off the press. Stephanie is pregnant!
    2. I just got this hot off the press - Marlon is getting a promotion.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. This has just come into us straight off the press, but reports indicate the suspect has now been found.
    2. I just got news straight off the press that our competitor is going into liquidation.
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