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  • as incause celebre
  • as incause célèbre
  • as inimperilment
  • as incrisis
  • as indanger
  • as inhazard

synonyms for hot potato

  • talk of the town
  • uproar
  • affair
  • controversial case
  • controversial issue
  • controversy
  • debate
  • fuss
  • grist for the gossip mill
  • matter of the moment
  • political football
  • rumor
  • scandal
  • topic of the day
  • war of words
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How to use hot potato in a sentence

In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The Potato is planted very sparingly south of Piedmont, and not so commonly there as in Savoy.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
News came that the rebels were plundering the British quarters, and the infantry went there in hot haste.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
From Canada on the north, to Texas on the south, the hot winds had laid the land seemingly bare.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
From early morn to early morn again, the hot winds continued, and the air was surcharged with the smell of burning plants.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Wheat gives place to Rye about the same time, and the Potato, at first comparatively rare, becomes universal.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
And now, escaped from her room, even at this height there came upon him again the hot sluggishness of London.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Perhaps their course is wiser than that which hot impatience would prompt—nay, I believe it is.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HOT POTATO

  • affair
  • controversial case
  • controversial issue
  • controversy
  • debate
  • fuss
  • grist for the gossip mill
  • hot potato
  • matter of the moment
  • political football
  • rumor
  • scandal
  • talk of the town
  • topic of the day
  • uproar
  • war of words
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.