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a sticky situation

A particularly awkward, embarrassing, precarious, or difficult situation or circumstance. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I found myself in a bit of a sticky situation when the boss saw me kissing his daughter at the movies. I'll be in quite a sticky situation if I arrive at the train station and don't have enough money for the tickets!
See also: situation, sticky
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EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm POLLARD, above, is digging himself further and further into a sticky situation with the building plans.
Synopsis: "Cupcakes, Yoga, and Jesus: Overcoming the Sticky Situation of Addiction" by certified therapeutic recreation specialist Lyn G.
He's in action man mode as a former criminal who has to bail his brother-in-law out of a sticky situation with Giovanni Ribisi's psychopathic drug lord.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR (BBC1, 9pm) THE sticky situation we've got ourselves into in the UK, says Fiona Phillips, is that not only are we addicted to the sweet stubut we probably don't realise how much sugar we're consuming - even in savoury food.
AN OTTER that got itself into a sticky situation at a refinery has been rescued.
A storm has erupted in Colombia after a school teacher was caught in a sticky situation for using Panini stickers he had confiscated from his students to fill his own World Cup album.
Everton were in a sticky situation against under-strength Swansea, when super-sub Naismith came off the bench to inject some life into what was till then a timid tie.
My angel, as I like to call him, went out of his way at the peak of heat hours, was probably fasting, and helped me get through a very sticky situation.
KEEPERS at Dudley Zoo found themselves in a sticky situation when trying to round up 11 pygmy marmosets for the night.
The teams that played the two games before have put us in a sticky situation.
We're in a sticky situation and I have to accept whatever decision is made.
Two independent judges categorized these situations into faux pas, center of attention, or sticky situation (98.
Dear Sticky Situation, I don't blame you for wanting to switch--and tampons have nothing to do with virginity.
Now, that's one sticky situation, which actually turned out in the students' favor
Without a properly mixed antitack additive, rubber production can be a sticky situation.