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in a cleft stick

In a problematic or difficult situation; having only undesirable or unfavorable options from which to choose. (From the image of being wedged into a crack in a stick, unable to move.) Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Well, we're caught in a cleft stick now! Do we start pushing the car towards town, or hope that someone passes by with a can of petrol? With such unlikable candidates, the public has been left in a cleft stick.
See also: cleft, stick

be in a cleft stick

To be in a problematic or difficult situation; to have only undesirable or unfavorable options from which to choose. (From the image of being wedged into a crack in a stick, unable to move.) Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Well, we're in a cleft stick now! Do we start pushing the car towards town, or hope that someone passes by with a can of petrol? With such unlikable candidates, the public is really in a cleft stick.
See also: cleft, stick

in a cleft stick

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you are in a cleft stick, you are in a difficult situation which you cannot solve easily. I'm in something of a cleft stick — whatever I do, I'll upset someone. Note: This expression may refer to the practice of trapping snakes by holding them down behind the head with a cleft stick (= stick that is Y-shaped at the end).
See also: cleft, stick

be (or be caught) in a cleft stick

be in a difficult situation, when any action you take will have adverse consequences. chiefly British
Cleft is one of the forms of the past participle of cleave , in its basic meaning of ‘divide with a cutting blow’ or ‘split’. The other form still current in standard English is cloven , and the two words tend to be used in different contexts: we find a cleft stick and a cleft palate but a cloven hoof .
See also: cleft, stick

be (caught) in a cleft ˈstick

(informal) be in a difficult situation when any action you take will have bad results: I was in a cleft stick — my job was boring but I couldn’t move to another firm without losing my company pension.
See also: cleft, stick
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Smile Train also launched the Train in India initiative under which medical professionals from other countries in South Asia will be trained in cleft care at its partner hospitals.
Study author Elisabetta Patorno from BWH Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics said the results suggest that the increased risk of oral clefts is most pronounced in women taking higher doses of Topiramate to treat epilepsy.
While cleft lip can be treated at almost any age - patients include those in their 60s - for those with cleft palate, the risks are higher when the older the patient is.
The cause of the cleft lip opening is not fully understood but there are several risk factors.
Buyer: American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
Once the impression was obtained (Figure 2), a master cast was prepared and all the undercuts and the cleft space were blocked with wax.
The aim of this study was to provide a basic demographic profile of the cleft palate deformity with references to age, sex and cleft type in children from birth onwards reporting to Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpindi, which can serve as a mean of establishing data important for the diagnosis, treatment and counselling of patients/parents with cleft lip and cleft palate.
26 -- Smile Train - an international children's NGO and Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Karyakram (RBSK), Ministry of Health, Madhya Pradesh have signed an MoU on November 22, 2016 to partner to reach out to children with clefts.
Thus, from the data summarised in the different tables, it is seen that majority of the cleft patients were males.
Although fistula can occur at any site along the repaired cleft palate but hard palate and junction of hard and soft palate are the most common sites9.
amp;nbsp;A study recently published in the World Journal of Surgery found that, at a cost of $250, a cleft repair operation can boost local economies around the world by as much as $50,000 per patient as that individual goes on to lead a full, productive life, free of health complications and stigma.
A cleft is a gap in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth, or sometimes both.
This textbook/reference on cleft lip, cleft palate, and related craniofacial disorders is for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in speech-language pathology.
Every three minutes a baby is born with a cleft lip and/or palate, making it one of the most common congenital conditions in the world.
July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness and improve understanding of orofacial clefts (clefts of the lip and palate) and other conditions of the head and face.