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hot seat, the

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hot seat, the

noun phrase

  1. The electric chair: He draws the hot-seat for taking that rat (1925+)
  2. A place where one is under uncomfortable scrutiny and pressure, esp the witness stand: Deane was succeeded in the hot seat by a very small pot from the State De-partment/ always on the cutting edge, always in the hot seat (1942+)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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