Meaning of “the hot seat” in the English Dictionary

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"the hot seat" in Business English

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the hot seatnoun [ S ]

uk us informal

the situation of being responsible for making difficult decisions that people, often employees, may not like:

The man in the hot seat has a lot of figures to think about.

(Definition of “the hot seat” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)