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There're two guys in the kitchen (restaurant) they're chefs and one guy says "Listen. I need to work my lady. You got the hot line?"
what does You got the hot line mean?
I Know that "term" doesn't have nothing to do with telephone number which one can call in an emergency on this context.
About kitchen business. sorry but I don't have more context.
Example: I need to know what my girlfriend wants from me emotionally. Your her brother, got any information?
More or less guessing here.
I searched the lines in question and found them on an episode of 'Kitchen Confidential.'
Here is what they mean:
'I need to work my lady.': An old girlfriend of the head chef is in the restaurant. He wants to start over with her, so he is acting as her waiter. He is 'working her,' giving her special service, trying to charm her back into his life.
'You got the hot line?': In order to have the time to 'work his lady,' the chef must make sure others in the kitchen are taking care that things run smoothly. So he asks the other guy, 'You got the hot line?' which means 'Can you be responsible for the hot line?' The hot line is, I believe, the line of stations where food to be served hot is cooked.
I hope this is helpful,
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