hot seat

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 judge in a beauty contest is on the hot seat. If he chooses one girl, the other girls will be angry with him.
Categories: death {informal} {n.} {slang}