in the cactus

in the cactus

A difficult situation, often one that is uncomfortable and/or unsettling. Primarily heard in Australia. Oh boy, he's in the cactus now that his girlfriend has seen him kissing another girl!
See also: cactus
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McPherson, suffering from a bulging disk in his lower back, will play in a minor-league game at the Angels' complex in Mesa today, his first game since he aggravated the back injury in the Cactus League opener March 3.
In the cactus group, blood glucose and insulin levels decreased, and in the water group, the levels did not change.
Changsen Xue the VP of Ruibosi said, "China Kangtai Cactus is an outstanding company that has shown remarkable growth in the cactus business.
Existing drilling in the Cactus Blind target area indicates gold values to 0.