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fine kettle of fish

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A troublesomely awkward or embarrassing situation: “Gurnley usually managed to worm his way out of trouble, but this time he found himself in a fine kettle of fish.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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fine kettle of fish

noun phrase

A nasty predicament; lamentable situation (1800+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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