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have a tiger by the tail

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have a tiger by the tail

verb phrase

To be in a nasty situation, esp innocently or unexpectedly, that will get much worse before it gets better (1972+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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