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a tough spot

A particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of. Your brother helped me out of a tough spot when I was out of work a few years back, so I'm more than happy to lend him a hand now. Jeremy's been in more tough spots since he left college than I care to recount. I just don't know what's going to become of that boy if he doesn't clean up his act soon.
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Ben Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies, said Apple found itself in a tough spot by having to explain what it did to cope with the reality that all lithium ion batteries degrade over time.
While her mother, Hope (Kristian Alfonso), will be happy to see her again, she will also be in a tough spot.
We will motivate ourselves because once we doubt ourselves that's when you know you'll be in a tough spot.
Building a community and software on top of closed and proprietary platforms can leave developers in a tough spot if those platforms and services fail them.
Craig Newman of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York, which represents clients in financial and cybersecurity matters, said companies are in a tough spot because "they don't want to jeopardize law enforcement efforts, they don't want to jeopardize investigations, but at the same time, securities laws require them to be transparent with their own investors.
Bush, is "in a tough spot, and he is the one who will be in a position to defend his actions in the face of significant criticism from a variety of legal experts, including individuals who served in senior Department of Justice positions in administrations that were led by presidents in both parties," Earnest said.
When in a tough spot, some water droplets bounce their way to freedom.
He said: "When I'm in a tough spot I think of my brother.
Draw on your past: Remember a time when you have got yourself out of a tough spot in the past.
Sources told that some senior PTI leaders told Imran Khan that Reham during her visits to various places and attending ceremonies has to face tough questions of media regarding party matters, which often puts her in tough spot.
People say (Drake) put us in a tough spot by having such a good year, and making us make a decision on him.
Zimbabwe's former World Cup captain Alistair Campbell acknowledges the team is in a tough spot going into Sunday's match in Brisbane but still has not given up hope.
While addressing a press conference on Monday, Khan pointed out that Pakistan was in a tough spot before the quarterfinals in the 1992 world cup which they went on to win.
Kundra's alleged confession now puts the BCCI in a tough spot, while the very future of IPL 7 looks jeopardised.
Origami Girl is an ingenious idea, she 'origamies' her way out of every tough spot.