put (someone or something) in a hole(redirected from put (one or something) in a hole)
put (someone or something) in a hole
To put a person, group, organization, etc., in a difficult, undesirable, or disadvantageous position. The disappearance of manufacturing jobs put the entire state in a hole that they've yet to climb out of. My computer had a major crash this afternoon that's really put me in a hole.