reach a pretty pass

reach a pretty pass

To encounter or develop into a particularly difficult, troublesome, or bad state or situation. Now don't spread this around, but I hear things have reached a pretty pass between Mark and his wife. Negotiations between management and the striking employees reached a pretty pass when the labor union rejected the company's latest deal.
See also: pass, pretty, reach
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