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piping hotadjective, adverb

uk   /ˌpaɪ.pɪŋ ˈhɒt/  us   /ˌpaɪ.pɪŋ ˈhɑːt/ usually approving
Piping ​hotfood or ​drinks are very ​hot.
(Definition of piping hot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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piping hotadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɑɪ·pɪŋ ˈhɑt/
(of ​food or ​drinks) very hot: I like my ​soup piping hot.
(Definition of piping hot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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