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the heat is on

slang If you say the heat is on, you ​mean that a ​time of ​greatactivity and/or ​pressure has ​begun: With only ​months to go before the ​deadline, the heat is on.
(Definition of the heat is on from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the heat is on”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始一段忙碌(又有压力)的日子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始一段忙碌(又有壓力)的日子…
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