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put sb on the spot

C2 If you put someone on the spot, you ​cause them ​embarrassment or ​difficulty by ​forcing them at that ​moment to ​answer a ​difficultquestion or make an ​importantdecision: Mira ​rather put the ​boss on the spot by ​asking him when he was going to give us a ​payrise.
(Definition of put sb on the spot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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