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The meaning of "a hot potato"

" A hot potato "
Meaning:
A current issue which many people are talking about and which is controversial.
Example:
The bombing of Syria is a political hot potato.
Where did it originate?:
Britain. Derives from the literal sense that a hot potato is difficult to hold.
Where is it used?:
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