the hot seat

noun

Definition of the hot seat

: 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.

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“The hot seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20hot%20seat. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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