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Hot dog


Showing off one’s prowess. It’s not completely narcissim but a sense of daring to let others see one’s remarkable abilities.  Talented and happy to prove it. Jetfighter pilots are often presented as hot dogs as they show their flying ability to others.  (Compare to Hot stuff or Hot Shot.)

“That jet pilot is a real hot shot around the girls.”

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