a sticky situation

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a sticky situation

A particularly awkward, embarrassing, precarious, or difficult situation or circumstance. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I found myself in a bit of a sticky situation when the boss saw me kissing his daughter at the movies. I'll be in quite a sticky situation if I arrive at the train station and don't have enough money for the tickets!
See also: situation, sticky
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Chinese reghters found themselves in a sticky situation after an accident involving a lorry load of glue.
Without a properly mixed antitack additive, rubber production can indeed be a sticky situation.