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    #1

    in a pretty pickle

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I’m all fagged out and I’ve got that marriage ceremony to perform in less than half an hour. It’s too late for me to hunt up anybody else to ring the bell, and if you didn’t ring it for me, I’ll be in a pretty pickle.

    in a fine/pretty/sorry pickle = into a pell-mell, desultorily, face down, into a confusion

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V

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    Re: in a pretty pickle

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I’m all fagged out and I’ve got that marriage ceremony to perform in less than half an hour. It’s too late for me to hunt up anybody else to ring the bell, and if you didn’t ring it for me, I’ll be in a pretty pickle.

    in a fine/pretty/sorry pickle = into a pell-mell, desultorily, face down, into a confusion

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V
    Not a teacher only a native.

    In a pretty pickle means to be in a difficult situation.

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