in a hole

in a hole

slang In a disadvantageous position. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. 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
References in classic literature ?
David thought it would be easy, too, to get to a small thicket and bury his bag in a hole he had already made and covered up under the roots of an old hollow ash, and he had, in fact, found the hole without a moment's difficulty, had uncovered it, and was about gently to drop the bag into it, when the sound of a large body rustling towards him with something like a bellow was such a surprise to David, who, as a gentleman gifted with much contrivance, was naturally only prepared for what he expected, that instead of dropping the bag gently he let it fall so as to make it untwist and vomit forth the shining guineas.
Suppose at some stage in a hole it becomes clear to pair A that pair B will not be able to get a birdie, but that they will have a par with probability p (assumed given or estimable) and a bogie with probability q (p + q = 1).
A four-run first inning by the Orioles put Angels starter Kevin Appier and the Angels in a hole, but once again they were able to rally, thanks to two home runs by Troy Glaus and another by Garret Anderson.
A four-run first inning by the Orioles put Angels starter Kevin Appier and the Angels in a hole, but again they were able to rally, thanks to two home runs by Troy Glaus and another by Garret Anderson.
Pat Rapp (5-11) put the Angels in a hole by giving up four runs in the first inning and one in the second, just as Ramon Ortiz did Tuesday.