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English definition of “put sb on the spot”

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 difficult question or make an important decision: Mira rather put the boss on the spot by asking him when he was going to give us a pay-rise.Embarrassing
(Definition of put sb on the spot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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