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hot seat

Definitions of hot seat
  1. noun
    a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
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    type of:
    berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot
    a job in an organization
  2. noun
    an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
    synonyms: chair, death chair, electric chair
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    type of:
    instrument of execution
    an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
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