HyperDic: hot_seat

English > 2 senses of the expression hot seat:
NOUNartifacthot seat, electric chair, chair, death chairan instrument of execution by electrocution
acthot seata difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
English > hot seat: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person.
Synonymselectric chair, chair, death chair
Broaderinstrument of executionAn instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
Spanishsilla eléctrica, silla mortal, silla
Catalancadira elèctrica
English > hot seat: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism.
Broaderposition, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationA job in an organization

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