up the creek
phrasal in a difficult or perplexing situation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • up the creek — or[up the creek without a paddle] {adj. phr.}, {informal} In trouble or difficulty and unable to do anything about it; stuck. * /Father said that if the car ran out of gas in the middle of the desert, we would be up the creek without a paddle./ * …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up the creek — or[up the creek without a paddle] {adj. phr.}, {informal} In trouble or difficulty and unable to do anything about it; stuck. * /Father said that if the car ran out of gas in the middle of the desert, we would be up the creek without a paddle./ * …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up a tree — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Hunted or chased into a tree; treed. * /The dog drove the coon up a tree so the hunter could shoot him./ 2. {informal} in trouble; having problems; in a difficulty that it is hard to escape or think of a way out of. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up a tree — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Hunted or chased into a tree; treed. * /The dog drove the coon up a tree so the hunter could shoot him./ 2. {informal} in trouble; having problems; in a difficulty that it is hard to escape or think of a way out of. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • creek — See: UP THE CREEK or UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • creek — See: UP THE CREEK or UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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