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hot potato

noun

Simple Definition of hot potato

  • : an issue or question about which people have different opinions and feel very strongly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hot potato

  1. :  a controversial question or issue that involves unpleasant or dangerous consequences for anyone dealing with it

Examples of hot potato in a sentence

  1. He tried to avoid taking a strong stand on political hot potatoes like abortion.



1950

First Known Use of hot potato

1950


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