find (oneself) with (something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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