Hot-seat

hot seat

noun Slang.
2.
a highly uncomfortable or embarrassing situation: I'm in the hot seat because of the contract I lost.

Origin:
1915–20

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hot seat
 
n
1.  informal a precarious, difficult, or dangerous position
2.  (US) a slang term for electric chair

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