Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- electric chair
- any difficult position subjecting a person to harassment, criticism, or stress
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- Slang The electric chair.
- Informal A position in which one is subjected to extreme stress or discomfort, as by excessive criticism.