hot seat

[hot seat] {n.}, {slang} 1. The electric chair used to cause deathby electrocution in legal executions.

Many a man has controlled amurderous rage when he thought of the hot seat.

2. {informal} Aposition in which you can easily get into trouble.

A judge in abeauty contest is on the hot seat. If he chooses one girl, the othergirls will be angry with him.