Meaning of “up the creek” in the English Dictionary

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"up the creek" in British English

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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)

"up the creek" in American English

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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)

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