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on the hot seat

Slang definitions & phrases for on the hot seat

on the hot seat

adverb phrase

In an uncomfortable situation; in a jam: You're on the hot seat every day in that job (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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