get out of a mess

get out of a mess

Fig. to get free of a bad situation. (Also with this, such a, etc.) How can anyone get out of a mess like this? Please help me get out of this mess!
See also: get, mess, of, out
References in classic literature ?
There was not much time for deep thinking, and his summing-up was: "It looks pretty bad, whichever we try; but, then, sir, you always do get out of a mess somehow.