Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hot_seat

2 senses of hot seat

Sense 1
electric chair, chair, death chair, hot seat -- (an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair")
       => instrument of execution -- (an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person)

Sense 2
hot seat -- (a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism)
       => position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation -- (a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury")

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