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If you don't like the heat get out of the kitchen proverbial saying, mid 20th century, meaning that if you choose to work in a particular sphere you must also deal with its pressures; particularly associated with President Truman (1884–1972).

in the heat of the moment while temporarily angry, excited, or engrossed, and without stopping for thought.

See also white heat.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

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