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hot potato Syllabification: hot po·ta·to
Pronunciation: /ˌhät pəˈtādō/

Definition of hot potato in English:


A controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with: dog registration has become a political hot potato
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  • 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.
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