in a spot


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*in a (tight) spot

Fig. caught in a problem; in a jam. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~. See also in a bind and the examples.) Look, John, I'm in a tight spot. Can you lend me twenty dollars? I'm in a spot too. I need $300.
See also: spot