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hot potato

noun [C] uk   us  
a problem, situation, etc. that is difficult to deal with and causes a lot of disagreement: The abortion issue is a political hot potato in the United States.
Translations of “hot potato”
in Chinese (Traditional) 棘手的事情,麻煩事, 燙手山竽…
in Chinese (Simplified) 棘手的事情,麻烦事…
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