hothouse hothouse  /ˈhɑt ˌhaʊs/


  • (n) a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner



  1. But this class doesn't feel like a hothouse for languid aristocrats.
  2. You're the college counselor at a public school in a hothouse ZIP code, and you wish you could grab the students, grab the parents by the shoulders and shake them.
  3. Coarse as it is, 4chan has no rival as a hothouse for memes; they're bred and refined, and then they can escape and run amuck through the culture at large.


  1. Google's 'Looney' Internet Balloons Invade New Zealand

    Google has launched quite literally a new idea to bring the Internet to some of the world's remotest places. The tech giant's engineering hothouse, Google X, is testing the use of 12-mile-high helium balloons to get coverage in areas where it's impractical to put in conventional...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  2. Is it time to rewrite the movie star-Broadway compact?

    I spent the last 10 days or so on the Tonys beat, an enjoyable seasonal sojourn that offers a nice change of pace from, say, the grind of Oscar season or the hothouse of TV show sets. You can spend your whole life covering Hollywood and not come across someone who suggests Abraham Lincoln may have had a disturbing shoe fetish.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "In the hothouse of Washington, there may be all kinds of stuff going back and forth in terms of Republican critics versus the administration. That's not what is relevant to the Iranian people," Obama said.
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "She was sort of the picker of hothouse orchids," said the writer Jon Robin Baitz, who knew her but was not represented by her.
    on Dec 24, 2006 By: Jon Robin Baitz Source: New York Times

  3. "But it was still too early for documentaries in terms of their acceptance among a broad audience," said Neff, whose 1986 film "Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse" was nominated for an Oscar.
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Tom Neff Source: The Tennessean

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untenable untenable
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