be in a jam

be in (a bit of) a jam

To be in a troublesome situation. I'm in a bit of a jam—I accidentally made plans with two different men tonight! We're in a jam now because the hotel gave our room away!
See also: bit, jam

be in a ˈjam

(informal) be in a difficult situation: I’m in a bit of a jam. Could you give me a lift to the train station?
See also: jam