1) The editor
thought the story about the president's girlfriend was
too hot to
handle, so he refused to print it.
2) The line drive was
too hot to handle, and the Phillies scored on the play.
'Too hot to handle'
comes from baseball, referring to a ball hit so hard that it can't be
caught. In this phrase, 'hot' means 'lively' or 'powerful', and 'handle'
means 'take care of' or 'pick up'. The phrase is now used to describe
any situation that is hard to deal with or problematic.