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stiff upper lip

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sticky wicket

noun phrase

A very difficult or awkward situation; a nasty affair: ''It's a sticky wicket,'' he said, but he left open the possibility that it could be orchestrated in a few cases/ It's the original sticky wicket

[1952+; fr the British phrase bat on (or at) a sticky wicket, ''contend with great difficulties,'' fr the game of cricket]


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stiff upper lip

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