get out of a jam

get out of a jam

1. To remedy a troublesome or difficult situation. I have to get out of a jam, so is there any chance you can bring me those papers I left at home?
2. To free someone else from a troublesome or difficult situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "out." Any chance you could bring me those papers I left at home? It would really get me out of a jam. He got himself of out a jam by calling his friends for help.
See also: get, jam, of, out

get someone out of a jam

Fig. to get someone out of trouble. Thanks for getting my brother out of that jam. How am I going to get myself out of this jam?
See also: get, jam, of, out

get out of a jam

Fig. to get free from a problem or a bad situation. Would you lend me five hundred dollars? I need it to get out of a jam. I need some help getting out of a jam.
See also: get, jam, of, out