in the hot seat

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Under pressure to perform; under scrutiny; at the center of attention.
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They really put me in the hot seat during that last job interview. They asked lots of tough questions and videotaped the whole thing.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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    Alex
    US English
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    Karen
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