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hot potatonoun [C]

 /ˈhɑt pəˈteɪ·t̬oʊ/ infml
a ​situation or ​subject that ​peopledisagreestrongly about and that no one ​wants to ​deal with: The ​issue of ​immigrationbecame a ​political hot potato.
(Definition of hot potato from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hot potato”
in Chinese (Simplified) 棘手的事情,麻烦事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 棘手的事情,麻煩事, 燙手山竽…
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