in the hot seat
In an uncomfortable or embarrassing situation, usually by being subjected to severe criticism: “When the settlement talks broke down, he was in the hot seat with both management and labor.” The phrase is an extension of “hot seat,” slang for the electric chair.
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Example sentences from the Web for in the hot seat
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
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
Idioms and Phrases with in the hot seat
see hot seat.