get into a pickle

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get into a pickle

1. To become involved in a difficult, problematic, or troublesome situation. Tom's father has a lot of influence in the community, so he always steps in whenever Tom gets into a pickle. Those two knuckleheads are always getting into some pickle or another.
2. To create a difficult, problematic, or troublesome situation for oneself or someone else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "into." The new CEO has gotten the company into a pickle with this disastrous new marketing campaign. It's not the first time that Sarah's opinions have gotten her into a pickle at school.
See also: get, pickle
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