in a spot


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in a spot

In a challenging or problematic situation; in a predicament. I'm in a spot here—I need to be at a job interview in an hour, and my car won't start.
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*in a (tight) spot

Fig. caught in a problem; in a jam. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~. See also in a bind and the examples.) Look, John, I'm in a tight spot. Can you lend me twenty dollars? I'm in a spot too. I need $300.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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