find oneself with

find (oneself) with (something)

To reach some conclusion, state, or situation, often unexpectedly or unintentionally Well, Grandma warned you that if you kept going out in this cold weather without a coat, you'd find yourself with pneumonia. I'm going to the concert tonight after all—Brian's sister bailed on him, so he found himself with an extra ticket.
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find oneself with someone or something

to discover that one has a disease or a problem. I found myself with a terrible case of sunburn after the first day of my vacation.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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