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    Re: be in a pickle

    "To be in a pickle" means to be in a difficult situation, from which one is unlikely to escape.
    It's an American expression which comes from baseball slang for a baserunner caught between bases, or in a rundown. If the runner is caught in a rundown and is likely to be tagged out, no matter which direction he runs, he's said to be "in a pickle."

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    Re: be in a pickle

    I think that it's a great expression and it's not old-fashioned.
    I use it very often.

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    #13

    Re: be in a pickle

    Quote Originally Posted by hermeowjesty View Post
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    It's an American expression which comes from baseball slang
    The expression is rather older than that: In a pickle

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    not a teacher

    "Eventually distributors of intelligent, dark, and frequently intense movies were finding themselves in -- what do you know? -- exactly the same pickle we are today."

    Salon.com, today

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