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hot seat

  
  
If you are inthe hot seat, you are responsible for making important and difficult decisions.  
INFORMAL  
the hot seat      phrase   usu in/into PHR  
He is to remain in the hot seat as chief executive.     
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seat

  

      n  
1    bench, chair, pew, settle, stall, stool, throne  
2    axis, capital, centre, cradle, headquarters, heart, hub, location, place, site, situation, source, station  
3    base, bed, bottom, cause, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork  
4    abode, ancestral hall, house, mansion, residence  
5    chair, constituency, incumbency, membership, place  
      vb  
6    accommodate, cater for, contain, have room or capacity for, hold, sit, take  
7    deposit, fix, install, locate, place, set, settle, sit  

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n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
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