Idiom: 'Up a river without a paddle'

What does 'Up a river without a paddle' mean?

Meaning: If you up a river without a paddle, you are in an unfortunate situation, unprepared and with none of the resources to remedy the matter.

  • Category: Nature
  • Contributed By: Barbara Jarrell

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