in a bind
phrasal in trouble

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — • in a bind • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in a bind — in a difficult situation get in a bind: If you ever get in a bind you can always call us …   English dictionary

  • in a bind — in trouble They will really be in a bind if they can t sell their house by next month …   Idioms and examples

  • in a bind — phrasal slang : in distress : in trouble * * * in a bind phrase in a difficult situation get in a bind: If you ever get in a bind you can always call us …   Useful english dictionary

  • in a bind — forced to deal with a difficult situation. Ashworth felt he was in a bind, with two completely different sets of directions he was supposed to follow. Related vocabulary: put someone/something in a hole, in a tight spot …   New idioms dictionary

  • in a bind — Synonyms and related words: arrested, back, backward, behindhand, belated, blocked, delayed, delayed action, detained, held up, hung up, in Dutch, in a fix, in a mess, in a pickle, in a predicament, in a scrape, in a spot, in abeyance, in deep… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”