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hot potato

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhot potatoˌhot poˈtato noun [countable]  a subject or problem that no one wants to deal with, because it is difficult and any decision might make people angry The issue has become a political hot potato.
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hot potatoThat's when you see the Colonel and his council playing pass-the-parcel with a hot potato.And Ireland was the sort of hot potato a Bagshaw feared most.It had become a political hot potato, and time ran out as backers bickered over what tests to run.Euthanasia for terminally ill patients is a political hot potato.political hot potatoIt had become a political hot potato, and time ran out as backers bickered over what tests to run.
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