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be in dire straits

To be in a very bleak or grim situation. All of those recent layoffs indicate that the company is in dire straits. I was in dire straits there for a while, but I'm feeling much better after my hospital stay.
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in dire straits

In a very bleak or grim situation. The recent nosedive in the stock market has left many companies in dire straits. I was in dire straits there for a while, but I'm feeling much better after my hospital stay.
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in dire straits

Fig. in a very serious, bad circumstance. We are nearly broke and need money for medicine. We are in dire straits.
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Still, before you walk into a room with 125 venire panelists, make sure you carefully think through the changed dynamics of your voir dire presentation under what will be very different conditions from jury selection in a "garden variety" case.
One critic wrote: "Though he was at Glastonbury to promote an album recorded with his new band, Dire Straits bassist John Illsley still found time for a few classics during his Saturday afternoon performance at the Acoustic Stage.
E Khalil Al Sayegh of DIRE stated that this contract award is a major milestone for the company.
We'd been presented with the opportunity to put a band together to play at a charity show at the Albert Hall, and as I'd recently discovered Terence Reis and heard him performing some Dire Straits songs rather brilliantly, it seemed the logical thing to do to form a band around him," he adds.
DIRE Studio's aim is to help photographers to navigate through the digital revolution.
The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC), an independent NGO for human rights protection, demands the collective resignation of the Council of Ministers over Syrian refugees dire living conditions.
They had been presented with the opportunity to play at a charity show at the Royal Albert Hall and as Alan had recently 'discovered' Terence Reis and heard him performing some Dire Straits songs, it seemed the logical thing to do would be to form a band around him.
Dire wolves appeared to be social animals, and according to some findings, might have even nursed injured pack members back to health, prolonging lives that surely would have been cut short had they been solitary creatures.
La raison poetique," au lieu de ramener les choses a leur identite, pense avec le "comme" et le "comme si" et permet au poete de dire autrement les choses, de "sauver les phenomenes" en ralentissant leur engloutissement par le culturel, cette culture arrachee a son passe et devenue spectacle et image publicitaire, invincible et au service de la convoitise consommatrice.
Vazno je napomenuti da le dire i le dit pocetno nastaju (a takvima i ostaju) kao svojevrsna opreka postojecim enonciation ('iskaz') i enonce ('izricaj') kojima raspolazu brojne lingvisticke i ine discipline.
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin affirmed on Wednesday that interference in the affairs of the Middle East to achieve partial interests may have dire repercussions.
Summary: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai hailed Tuesday teachers for raising children for a better future, stressing Lebanon was in dire need of "loyal citizens.
WHAT a sad desperate lot the Tories appeared in their conference, out of touch and exhibiting their inability to handle - or even come to close to handling - the dire straits the country was left in by Labour.
ROCK band Dire Straits have announced tour dates that will see them play in Newcastle.
New counsel frequently overlook the importance of voir dire in selecting fair and impartial jurors, and making favorable first impressions, because of an often misguided belief there are more pressing concerns.