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hot seat

Medspeak-UK
A popular term for the seat in which the candidate for a job or post sits and answers questions from the Appointments Committee.

Pathology
A position in some academic pathology departments that provides tentative diagnoses for tissues received from the previous day’s surgery and endoscopies. The hot seat reduces diagnostic turnaround time, allowing earlier patient management.
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Hot Seat was created by real estate investor Association president Scott FladHammer in order to shrink the long learning curve it takes to get great in real estate rentals.
But the versatile actor did not join his son and wife on the hot seat.
He said he had been sharing his experience at the game show with the aspirants as well as methods of preparations to ensure more people qualify for the hot seat and win money.
Each week, 1-5 students were randomly selected to be Hot Seat participants.
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They must correctly answer questions and collect prize money that can soar into the millions, all while fending off audience members angling to push them out of the hot seat and claim their winnings.
Bratton has agreed to put himself on the hot seat and be the subject of next year's political roast put on by the American Diabetes Association.
Elizabeth Holtzman, the former member of Congress and New York City comptroller, made the same gestures toward nonpartisan concern for the Constitution in her 4,000-word impeachment brief in The Nation in January, but there's no way to know how she would have voted when her own party was on the hot seat.
Look for Al Gore, Melissa Etheridge, and Ann Coulter to take the (not too) hot seat in upcoming episodes.
I know that Neale Cooper has done most of the spadework, but if Pool make it, then surely Martin Scott will deserve the hot seat on a permanent basis.
Face the Music: Leading insurance technology firms take the hot seat for a lively give-and-take on competing approaches to support, upgrades, licensing and customer commitment.
The cyber hot seat expanded in November 2003, when Rate My Teacher debuted a new scale to rate superintendents.