Famous Sayings #118 — ‘If You Can’t Take the Heat …’

August 19, 2018

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

if you cant take the heat, if you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, Gordon Ramsay, famous sayings
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I planned to look into this phrase because it mentioned heat and I fully expected August to be a very hot month. While August is often very hot where I am, July turned out to be a very hot month for me. Last month, I had to deal with a broken air conditioner, and some rooms in my home were hotter than others. It made for some very interesting choices when I had to work on my computer or cook.

Anyway, the heat mentioned in this phrase has at least a couple meanings to it, although it can have a literal meaning in terms of cooking.

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