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    Hot Cake

    Good evening..

    Our composition professor says when talking about a poplar topic or issue these days " It's a hot cake"
    meaning that it's very poplar and common these days..

    this is what I derived from her and hope you find it helpful

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    Re: Hot Cake

    In the US, we'd say it's a hot "potato" if the subject is controvertial. If it's just being discussed a lot in the media and in the public, then it's just a "hot topic."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Hot Cake

    " It's a hot cake"

    Passing by.
    I agree with Barb, I have never heard this expression used with the meaning your professor gives it. However, when something is selling very well in a shop, for example, it is often said to be "selling like hot cakes".
    Last edited by JMurray; 12-Mar-2011 at 15:07.

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