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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)
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