hot seat

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

1915–20 Unabridged
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hot seat
1.  informal a precarious, difficult, or dangerous position
2.  (US) a slang term for electric chair

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hot seat definition

  1. n.
    the electric chair. (Underworld. See also in the hot seat.) : The hot seat is just waiting for you, Lefty.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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