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up the creek

informal
in trouble: If any more people resign, we'll be really up the creek.
(Definition of up the creek from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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up the creek

(also up a creek)
infml in a difficult situation: If any more people quit, we’ll really be up the creek.
(Definition of up the creek from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “up the creek”
in Chinese (Simplified) 陷入困境, 处于困境…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陷入困境, 處於困境…
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