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impara

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what's the meaning of: to be in the spot
I listen to a song saying this expression
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yes. i confirm that: the song says: ....."is in the spot"
 

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More context is called for.

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my question to native speakers:
can one say "to be in the spot" meaning to be in a (tight) spot where we use definite article because the spot was mentioned in the song before so it is not "a spot" anymore? just wondering...Although I doubt it myself as this is a fixed expression...
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my question to native speakers:
can one say "to be in the spot" meaning to be in a (tight) spot where we use definite article because the spot was mentioned in the song before so it is not "a spot" anymore? just wondering...Although I doubt it myself as this is a fixed expression...
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In that case, I'd say "in that spot" realizing that it would be become a bit of a play on words because, as you say, it's a fixed expression.

I'm really in a tight spot here!
And how did you come to find yourself in that spot?
 

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In that case, I'd say "in that spot" realizing that it would be become a bit of a play on words because, as you say, it's a fixed expression.

I'm really in a tight spot here!
And how did you come to find yourself in that spot?

let us get out of that spot!
considering that songs usually are a bit of a play on words I feel we are getting out of that spot;-).
 

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so could anyone clarify this concept with other words?
I 'm trying to explain with a more complete sentence "I'm in the spot, you like it or not"
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It is a really difficult one to be sure about, since without the full song, we don't know what the writer was thinking.

However, here's another suggestion:

I'm in the spot, = I am in the limelight, I am spotlit >> I am the focus of attention

you like it or not = whether or not it suits you.
 

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I agree with Anglika. "I'm in the spot" might be short for "I'm in the spotlight".
Like it or not,
I'm in the spot.
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