Definition of hot potato in English:

hot potato

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  • A controversial issue or situation which is awkward 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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