have one's ass in a crack
have (one's) ass in a crack definition
to be stranded in a very difficult or uncomfortable state of affairs. (Usually objectionable. Have got can replace have.) : He's got his ass in a crack and needs all the help he can get.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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