Share this entry
hot potato Line breaks: hot po¦tato

Definition of hot potato in English:


A controversial issue or situation which is awkward 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:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources