A controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with: dog registration has become a political hot potato
More example sentences
- The play deals with the hot potatoes of race, madness and power and dazzles with a story as funny as it is provocative.
- The issue has been a hot potato on my radio show this week.
- The issue has become a political hot potato for Bloomberg, who faces a tough battle for re-election next year.
Definition of hot potato in:
- The British & World English dictionary