hot seat
noun Date: 1925 1. slang electric chair 2. a position of uneasiness, embarrassment, or anxiety

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  • Hot-Seat — (engl. heißer Stuhl) ist eine Methode, um Computerspiele mit mehreren Personen zu spielen, auch wenn nur ein Computer zur Verfügung steht. Der Computer zeigt dabei üblicherweise nur die Daten und Teile der Karte an, die dem betreffenden Spieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hot seat — (engl. Schleudersitz) ist eine Methode, um Computerspiele mit mehreren Personen zu spielen, auch wenn nur ein Computer zur Verfügung steht. Der Computer zeigt dabei üblicherweise nur die Daten und Teile der Karte an, die dem betreffenden Spieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hot seat — ► NOUN (the hot seat) informal 1) the position of a person who carries full responsibility for something. 2) chiefly N. Amer. the electric chair …   English terms dictionary

  • hot seat — hot′ seat n. Slang. 1) sts electric chair 2) sts a highly uncomfortable or embarrassing situation • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • hot seat — ☆ hot seat n. Slang 1. ELECTRIC CHAIR 2. any difficult position subjecting a person to harassment, criticism, or stress …   English World dictionary

  • hot seat — noun 1. an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair • Syn: ↑electric chair, ↑chair, ↑death chair • Hypernyms: ↑instrument of execution 2. a diffic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hot seat — The term hot seat or hotseat can refer to:*Hot seat, a slang term for the electric chair *Hot Seat (talk show), a former syndicated politically orientated talk show in the United States *Hot Seat (game show), a former ABC game show in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • hot seat — n. the electric chair. (Underworld. See also in the hot seat.) □ Lefty, you’re headed for the hot seat. □ The hot seat is just waiting for you, Lefty …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hot seat — {n.}, {slang} 1. The electric chair used to cause death by electrocution in legal executions. * /Many a man has controlled a murderous rage when he thought of the hot seat./ 2. {informal} A position in which you can easily get into trouble. * /A… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hot seat — {n.}, {slang} 1. The electric chair used to cause death by electrocution in legal executions. * /Many a man has controlled a murderous rage when he thought of the hot seat./ 2. {informal} A position in which you can easily get into trouble. * /A… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hot seat — I np The electric chair. Marcus got the hot seat for murder. 1920s II np A critical position with great pressure for success. Dwayne is in the hot seat now: if he doesn t make his quota, he is history. 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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