in a bind
phrasal in trouble

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in a bind — or[in a box] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Likely to have trouble whether you do one thing or another. * /Sam is in a bind because if he carries home his aunt s groceries, his teacher will be angry because he is late, and if he doesn t, his aunt will… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a bind — or[in a box] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Likely to have trouble whether you do one thing or another. * /Sam is in a bind because if he carries home his aunt s groceries, his teacher will be angry because he is late, and if he doesn t, his aunt will… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a bind — adjective In a difficult situation, usually of ones own making; having a dilemma; faced with a problem or a set of problems for which there is no easy solution …   Wiktionary

  • in a jam — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a predicament; in a situation fraught with difficulty. * /If you continue to disregard the university instructions on how to take a test, you ll wind up in a jam with the head of the department./ Compare: IN A PICKLE,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a jam — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In a predicament; in a situation fraught with difficulty. * /If you continue to disregard the university instructions on how to take a test, you ll wind up in a jam with the head of the department./ Compare: IN A PICKLE,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Major houses in A Song of Ice and Fire — The following is a list of the notable characters in George R. R. Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels, belonging to one of the major aristocratic houses of fictional Westeros, and explains in detail what happens to these …   Wikipedia

  • Derogatory clause in a testament — derogatory de*rog a*to*ry, a. Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; with from, to, or unto. Syn: belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogatory,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in the running — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Having a chance to win; not to be counted out; among those who might win. * /At the beginning of the last lap of the race, only two horses were still in the running./ * /A month before Joyce married Hal, three of Joyce s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the running — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Having a chance to win; not to be counted out; among those who might win. * /At the beginning of the last lap of the race, only two horses were still in the running./ * /A month before Joyce married Hal, three of Joyce s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in someone else's shoes — See: IN ONE S SHOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

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