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come to such a pass

To encounter or develop into a particularly difficult, troublesome, or bad state or situation. Now don't spread this around, but I hear thing have come to such a pass between Mark and his girlfriend. Negotiations between management and the striking employees came to such a pass when the labor union rejected the company's latest deal.
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come to such a ˈpass

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come to a pretty ˈpass

(old-fashioned or humorous) reach a sad or difficult state: Things have come to a pretty pass when children are begging in the streets.
See also: come, pass, such