hot seat


Definition of hot seat

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

Examples of hot seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web USA TODAY Sports listed Edwards among 10 coaches on the hot seat for the upcoming season. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 14 July 2022 From inside the cockpit, things will be reassuringly familiar to those who have been in the hot seat of a 911 GT3R or the faster 911 RSR (now retired from IMSA and in its last year in the WEC). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 6 July 2022 Harsin is on the hot seat going into his second season. Joseph Goodman |, al, 30 June 2022 Chet Hanks is the latest guest to land in the hot seat on comedian Ziwe’s eponymous late-night variety show on Showtime. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 9 May 2022 With its lawsuit, MoMo PSB has put the banks on the hot seat to remedy fraud carried out by yet to be identified hackers. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 29 June 2022 There are plenty of other managers on the hot seat, although most clubs are expected to delay decisions until this winter. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 3 June 2022 Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga break down which players could be staying and who is on the hot seat entering the weekend. Joe Noga, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 Corporations are in the hot seat after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. Elisabeth Buchwald, USA TODAY, 24 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hot seat

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jul 2022

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“Hot seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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