hot seat


slang : electric chair
: a position of uneasiness, embarrassment, or anxiety

Examples of hot seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there’s the pressure on Ham, which has resurfaced after temperatures cooled on his hot seat during the season. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2024 Here are the favorites for the 2023 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award with odds from BetMGM: NFL coach hot seat rankings:Where do Bill Belichick and others fall in final week? NFL STATS CENTRAL: The latest NFL scores, schedules, odds, stats and more. Ayrton Ostly, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 Here's an anecdote more frightening than being put on Andy Cohen's hot seat: Kyle Richards lives in a haunted house., 31 Oct. 2023 Coaching decisions No, coach Mike McDaniel isn’t on any hot seat for the way this season ended. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 14 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for hot seat 

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hot seat was in 1925

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“Hot seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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