Translation of "hot potato" - English-Portuguese dictionary

hot potato

noun uk /ˌhɒt pəˈteɪ.təʊ/ us /ˌhɑːt pəˈteɪ.t̬oʊ/

a problem, situation, etc. that is difficult to deal with and causes a lot of disagreement

batata quente
The abortion issue is a political hot potato in the United States.

(Translation of “hot potato” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)