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English definition of “sticky wicket”

sticky wicket

noun [C usually singular]     UK
a difficult situation : This is something of a sticky wicket you've got us into.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of sticky wicket noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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