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Noun
An awkward issue, especially one with which nobody wants to be associated and gets passed around
“The political hot potato was now safely in a silver plater and no longer burning Congressional hands.”
Noun
A child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them
“Words to focus on while playing Hot Potato are music, stop, ball, pass, and out.”
Noun
Celebrated case
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Sticky wicket
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A danger or risk
Noun
A situation that requires resolution
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An unstable time or period, usually marked by intense difficulty or danger
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