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hot seat

noun as in painful or difficult situation

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Tenev shared the hot seat with some of his fellow witnesses.

If that happens, McVay — who’s been so hot he already has a “coaching tree” at age 35 — might be on the hot seat.

Around the NFLWe knew Doug Pederson was on the hot seat, but things appeared okay after no change was made last week.

Cumulus and other broadcast companies “recognize they’re in the hot seat right now because the national eye is on them,” he said.

Barrett’s argument was a little hard to follow, which is relevant in that she could soon be taking the hot seat at confirmation hearings and facing some very difficult questions, but these comments are being misconstrued.

When 239 people disappear on an airliner, who takes the hot seat?

Ebony magazine finds itself in the hot seat for a series of covers dedicated to slain teenager Trayvon Martin.

From her all-purple days to putting a novelist on the hot seat, a look at the early days of a trailblazer.

While the Murdochs were busy testifying at the Leveson Inquiry, a very different media figure was in the hot seat: Russell Brand.

Say no to drugs kids: Barbara Walters did her best to put Lady Gaga in the hot seat, pressing intently on her past drug use.

And he wanted it to look like he was on the hot seat and he would be there unless I came down to help him.

"The Hot Seat" had set some sort of record, not only for Broadway longevity, but for audience frenzy.

Shaking his head over this flimsy structure of logic, he headed down to "The Hot Seat."

Mosby grunted deep disgust, looked over his shoulder toward the hot seat, looked again at Bennington.

"I really didn't expect you to get tickets for 'The Hot Seat,'" she said.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hot seat, such as: hot spot, powder keg, spot, and sticky wicket.

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