Definition of hot potato
: a controversial question or issue that involves unpleasant or dangerous consequences for anyone dealing with it
Examples of hot potato in a sentence
He tried to avoid taking a strong stand on political hot potatoes like abortion.
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HOT POTATO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hot potato for English Language Learners
: an issue or question about which people have different opinions and feel very strongly
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