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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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In the hot seat? Fire away with as many questions as you can about the role.
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.
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"I want more and more people from Bihar to make it to the hot seat," Sinha, who kept trying to qualify to the hot seat ever since KBC started in 2000, said.
In what ways, if any, has the Hot Seat assignment helped you understand that there is a relationship between biology and society?
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He said: "I'm very excited about working on the project, and I can't wait to bring Hot Seat to the international marketplace.
She then won the Fastest Finger First round to land herself in the hot seat. Her performance was filmed on October 16 and 17 last year.
HOT SEAT RACE: A banner at Old Trafford on Saturday made it clear that some United fans want Shearer in the Toon hot seat - but the United hierarchy's desire to appoint an experienced manager leaves Mark Hughes (right) as the bookies favourite
The last occupiers of the Hartlepool hot seat have both brought success to the club but have ended up leaving in mysterious circumstances.
Sorensen, who stood down last month after 13 years in the City 'hot seat', was elected to the position at a board meeting.
Karl Rove, now on the hot seat, may yet have to claim he overdosed at his TRT session in July as an excuse for the trashing of Ambassador Wilson and his wife.