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Noun
A child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires
“It was a time when many of his old so-called friends had dropped him like a hot potato.”
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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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