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hot seat

n.
1. Slang The electric chair.
2. Informal A position in which one is subjected to extreme stress or discomfort, as by excessive criticism.

hot seat

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

hot′ seat`


n.
Slang.
2. a highly uncomfortable or embarrassing situation.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hot seat - an instrument of execution by electrocutionhot seat - an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
instrument of execution - an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
2.hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations

hot seat

n (fig) to be in the hot seatavere un posto che scotta
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