hot seat, in the
In a position of extreme stress or discomfort, as when subjected to harsh criticism. For example, When merger negotiations broke down, he was in the hot seat with the stockholders. This expression extends hot seat in the sense of “the electric chair” (for effecting an execution) to wider use. [c. 1930]
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France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.LIVE Coverage of the Paris Terror Attacks||January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails|Jackie Kucinich|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everybody is trapped in an elevator together and tempers run a little hot.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Aristide replaced the baby, and with a complicated arrangement of string fastened it securely to the seat.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.The Red Year|Louis Tracy