up shit's creek (without a paddle)

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up shit's creek (without a paddle)

rude slang In a challenging or daunting situation. I'm a single mother who just lost her job—I'm really up shit's creek right now. A: "I just found out that the school told my parents that I'm failing French." B: "Oh man, you're up shit's creek without a paddle."
See also: creek, up
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Their 12 GOLDEN COUNTRY GREATS ALBUM (ELECTRA, 1996), recorded with musicians in Nashville, makes you laugh ("Now you're up shit's creek with a turd for a paddle"), puke ("Pack your bag, I don't need the ag, on your knees you big booty bitch start suckin'"), and cringe ("If you really love me baby, help me scrape the mucus off my brain").