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in the hot seat

Faced with harsh criticism or judgment. I was in the hot seat when the boss found out that I'd caused that error in the report.
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hot seat

n. the electric chair. (see also in the hot seat.) The hot seat is just waiting for you, Lefty.
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On the set filming the latest Hot Seat session FladHammer describes the problem, “When the stakes are high and our adrenaline flows it's a concoction that dumbs us down.
I want more and more people from Bihar to make it to the hot seat," Sinha, who kept trying to qualify to the hot seat ever since KBC started in 2000, said.
In what ways, if any, has the Hot Seat assignment helped you understand that there is a relationship between biology and society?
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He said: "I'm very excited about working on the project, and I can't wait to bring Hot Seat to the international marketplace.
The last occupiers of the Hartlepool hot seat have both brought success to the club but have ended up leaving in mysterious circumstances.
Karl Rove, now on the hot seat, may yet have to claim he overdosed at his TRT session in July as an excuse for the trashing of Ambassador Wilson and his wife.
The drumbeat of corporate scandals, earnings woes and slumping stock prices has put untold executives and directors on the hot seat.
LIVERPOOL'S leaders will be put in the hot seat tonight with a fierce grilling from school children in the Town Hall.
The Enron bankruptcy and ongoing investigations have placed corporate directors in the spotlight--if not the hot seat.
Northeast Products, manufacturer of the original Therm-A-Seat [R], now introduces two new products, the Hot Seat Heat-A-Seat [TM] and the Hunter's Pillow [TM].
Mollie put the then-presidential candidate in the hot seat, asking him if he would increase funding for diabetes research if he were to win the election.
26, 1999), penitents in the hot seat will be able to regulate the temperature at which they confess.
The revised manual also puts states in the hot seat by establishing sanctions to punish state survey agencies that fall short of HCFA's enforcement expectations.
Vana said most union representatives will agree to this approach because it takes them off the hot seat at an open meeting.