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English definition of “a pretty pass”

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a pretty pass

old-fashioned
a bad situation: Things have come to a pretty pass when a referee can no longer be trusted.
Translations of “a pretty pass”
in Chinese (Traditional) 糟糕的局面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糟糕的局面…
(Definition of a pretty pass from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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