if you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen

1952 Time 28 Apr. 19 President [Truman] gave a..down-to-earth reason for his retirement, quoting a favorite expression of his military jester, Major General Harry Vaughan: ‘If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen.’

1970 Financial Times 13 Apr. 25 Property people argue that hoteliers are not facing the facts of economic life, and that if they cannot stand the heat they should get out of the kitchen.

2002 Times 29 Aug. 22 (heading) If you can’t stand the Heat, then you need to get out of Hello!’s kitchen.

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