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hot seat

noun, Slang.
2.
a highly uncomfortable or embarrassing situation:
I'm in the hot seat because of the contract I lost.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-seat

hot seat

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