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pass

noun [S] (BAD SITUATION)    /pɑːs/ US  /pæs/
a difficult or unpleasant condition: If I'd been aware things had reached such a pass, I'd have told the police.UK It's come to a pretty pass (= it's a bad situation) when you can't even have a few quiet drinks with some friends.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of pass noun (BAD SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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