be a hot sketch

ingarten

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Ukrainian - Russian
Hi!

What is the meaning of "be a hot sketch"?


‘I can get her,’ I said. ‘No sweat, calm down. You want the big one or the little one?’ At that time Rita was my best girl (a few years before it had been Betty Grable) and she came in two sizes. For a buck you could get the little Rita. For two-fifty you could have the big Rita, four feet high and all woman.

‘The big one,’ he said, not looking at me. I tell you, he was a hot sketch that night. He was blushing just like a kid trying to get into a kootch show with his big brother’s draft-card. ‘Can you do it?’ (from Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King)

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  • ingarten

    Senior Member
    Ukrainian - Russian
    What is the meaning of "be a hot sketch"?
    At that time Rita was my best girl (a few years before it had been Betty Grable) and she came in two sizes. For a buck you could get the little Rita. For two-fifty you could have the big Rita, four feet high and all woman.
    ‘The big one,’ he said, not looking at me. I tell you, he was a hot sketch that night. (from Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King)
    Thanks!
     

    PaulQ

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    English - England
    OED:
    Sketch: 6. A ridiculous sight, a very amusing person; so hot sketch, a comical or colourful person. slang.
    1921 H. C. Witwer Leather Pushers x. 269 This Roberts is a hot sketch for a fighter, anyways!
    1925 E. Hemingway In our Time (1926) 84 You're a hot sketch. Who the hell asked you to butt in here?
     
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