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hot potato

noun [C]
 
 
a problem, situation, etc. that is difficult to deal with and causes a lot of disagreement
棘手的事情,麻烦事
The abortion issue is a political hot potato in the United States.
在美国,堕胎问题是一个非常棘手的政治议题。
Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
Translations of “hot potato”
in Chinese (Traditional) 棘手的事情,麻煩事, 燙手山竽…
(Definition of hot potato from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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