the hot seat

Definition of the hot seat

  1. :  the position of someone who is in trouble or is being asked many difficult or embarrassing questions When the company ran into financial trouble, it was the accountant who found herself in the hot seat.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having a relatively high temperature

    :  capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding

    :  having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  1. :  hotly

    :  fast, quickly

  1. :  a period of relatively high temperature :  a period of heat

    :  one that is hot (as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)

  1. :  heat, warm

seatplay
  1. :  a special chair of one in eminence

    :  the status represented by it

    :  a chair, stool, or bench intended to be sat in or on

  1. :  to install in a seat of dignity or office

    :  to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat

    :  to provide seats for


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