There are some idioms which describe different difficult situations:
- To be in a double bind (a person must choose between equally unsatisfactory alternatives)
- To be in a corner/ tight corner/ place
- To be in a cleft stick (to have a problem which is very difficult to solve)
- To be in deep water/ waters ( in a dangerous or vulnerable situation)
- To be batting on a sticky wicket/ To be on a sticky wicket (difficult or embarrassing problem or situation)
- To be in a hole/ spot (in debt)
- To be in a bad way (the patient's condition is very serious)
Are they really used in your country? How often?
Do you know another idiom with this meaning?
Many Thanks to everyone!
"He is in a catch-22 situation!"
...between a rock and a hard place.
...in it up to your neck.
...between the devil and the deep blue sea.
"He's in a no win situation!"
I'm in a pickle.
I'm in a jam!
I'm with my back against/to the wall.
Last edited by freezeframe; 19-Apr-2011 at 13:27.
"He's got me by the balls!"
"He's got me by the short hairs!"
"I'll be lucky to ever see daylight, again!"