in (a bit of) a jam

in (a bit of) a jam

In a troublesome situation. I'm in a bit of a jam—I accidentally made plans with two different men tonight! We're in a jam now because the hotel gave our room away!
See also: bit, jam

in(to) a jam

Fig. in(to) a difficult situation. Mary cannot keep track of the many times Dave got himself into a jam. I found myself in a jam when my car overheated on the highway.
See also: jam

in a jam

mod. in a difficult situation. I think I’m sort of in a jam.
See also: jam