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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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NEWCASTLE Diamonds are in the toughest of tough spots tomorrow night at Byker (6.
That drive and that never-say-die attitude has pulled us through some tough spots.
Such alloys are 40 percent lighter, which can make the club easier to swing, including when chipping errant balls out of tough spots.
Using Turbo Technology, the VersaSteam creates powerful bursts of steam to tackle stuck-on stains and tough spots on floors.
I was getting up and down from a lot of tough spots.
I think that Danny brings a lot of experience, especially in tough spots," Cormier said.
She said: "Mia is more dramatic than I am but we've all been there and gone through those tough spots.
But if you're a soldier, camper, hiker, hunter, trucker, motorcycle rider, bicyclist, rancher or anyone who might encounter tough weather, hard living, bad guys or tough spots this addresses lots of problems.
Dusting tough spots - Cleaning behind radiators and in other narrow places can be tricky.
2 Sand off tough spots or small areas with a coarse stripping pad on a grinder or drill.
Sara Jane Webster forced Warren to strand six runners, and she got out of two tough spots, one in the second with two runners on and in the bottom of the sixth with just one out and a runner on third.
Water Tech introduces its newest commercial grade, automatic robotic pool cleaner, the Blue Pearl; offers one- to three-hour variable cleaning; climbing brushes are designed to reach tough spots on pool walls; works with an external timer and comes with an automatic safety shut-off
The absorbent wet cloths are pre-soaked with an advanced cleaning solution that works to dissolve tough spots, dirt and grime, pulling them deep into the cloth and off of floors.
This kind of informal education really sparks you, and it often provides a good distraction from the tough spots life sometimes has to offer.