up the creek without a paddle
up shit creek (without a paddle) definition
and up the creek (without a paddle); up a creek
in an awkward position with no easy way out. (Usually objectionable.) : There I was, at Disney World with only a measly $47.54. I was literally up the creek without a paddle. , You are up a creek! You got yourself into it, so get yourself out.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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