fine kettle of fish


fine kettle of fish
Synonyms and related words:
bind, clutch, complication, crunch, embarrassing position, embarrassment, fine how-do-you-do, hell to pay, hobble, hot water, how-do-you-do, imbroglio, jam, mess, mix, morass, parlous straits, pass, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, quagmire, quicksand, scrape, slough, spot, squeeze, stew, sticky wicket, strait, straits, swamp, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, tricky spot, unholy mess

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • fine kettle of fish — See: KETTLE OF FISH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fine kettle of fish — See: KETTLE OF FISH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fine\ kettle\ of\ fish — See: kettle of fish …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fine kettle of fish — a bad state of affairs; a very difficult and annoying situation; something to be considered or reckoned with. Derived from kiddle or keddle, q.v., a basket set in the sluice of a dam or weir to catch fish. Kiddles were used by royal officials but …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • a pretty (or fine) kettle of fish — informal an awkward state of affairs. → kettle …   English new terms dictionary

  • a fine kettle of fish — ► a pretty (or fine) kettle of fish informal an awkward state of affairs. Main Entry: ↑kettle …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) fine kettle of fish — mainly American a difficult situation. That s a fine kettle of fish the car won t start and I have to leave in five minutes …   New idioms dictionary

  • a fine kettle of fish — a fine (or pretty) kettle of fish informal an awkward state of affairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • a fine kettle of fish — embarrassing situation; annoyingly awkward situation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kettle of fish — A pretty or fine kettle of fish is a difficult problem or situation …   The small dictionary of idiomes


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