be (batting) on a sticky wicket(redirected from were on a bit of a sticky wicket)
be (batting) on a sticky wicket
To be in the midst of or dealing with a particularly awkward or difficult situation or circumstance. Primarily heard in UK. I knew I was batting on a sticky wicket when the boss saw me kissing his daughter at the cinema. I'll be on quite a sticky wicket if I arrive at the train station and don't have enough money for the tickets!