be in a hole

be in a hole

slang To be in a disadvantageous position. I'm in a hole here, trying to fix my car on the side of the road with no clue what to do! I've been in a hole with some of my friends ever since they heard that I started a rumor about them.
See also: hole

be in a hole

  (British & Australian informal)
to be in a difficult or embarrassing situation We're in a bit of a hole here, because we've lost the letter they sent telling us what we were supposed to do. (British & Australian informal) (British & Australian informal)
See also: hole