Meaning of “hot potato” in the English Dictionary


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hot potatonoun [ C ]

/ˈhɑt pəˈteɪ·t̬oʊ/ infml

a situation or subject that people disagree strongly about and that no one wants to deal with:

The issue of immigration became a political hot potato.

(Definition of “hot potato” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)