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put someone on the spot

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put someone on the spot

verb phrase

  1. To require action, a solution, etc, at once: It had to be ready tomorrow, which put our department on the spot
  2. To embarrass; put in a difficult position: I don't want her to put us on the spot again (1929+)
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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