follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

hot seat, the

Slang definitions & phrases for hot seat, the

hot seat, the

noun phrase
  1. The electric chair: He draws the hot-seat for taking that rat (1925+)
  2. A place where one is under uncomfortable scrutiny and pressure, esp the witness stand: Deane was succeeded in the hot seat by a very small pot from the State De-partment/ always on the cutting edge, always in the hot seat (1942+)
Related Terms

on the hot seat


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for hot

6
5
Scrabble Words With Friends