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English idioms related to Difficulty - Experiencing Difficulties

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English idioms related to Difficulty
in / into hot water
[phrase]
in a situation that has unpleasant consequences for one
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one's back against / to the wall
[phrase]
in a situation where one has little choice to do what they want or need to
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be (way) in over one's head
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to get involved with something that is too difficult for one to handle or get out of
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behind the eight ball
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in a situation that involves difficulty, particularly one that is worse compared to that of others
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black hole
[noun]
a difficult state or condition that is not easy to escape from
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the odds / cards are stacked against sb
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used to denote that someone has little chance of success in a given situation
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for the best
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used for saying that something is going to be of advantage despite causing difficulty at the moment
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in a (pretty) pickle
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in a situation that presents a serious problem
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in a (tight) spot
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in a situation that is difficult to deal with
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in a tight corner
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in a difficult situation, particularly one that is not easy to deal with or get out of
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in dire straits
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a situation with a lot of difficulties
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in the grip of sth
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used for saying that someone or something is affected or taken over by a very difficult or undesirable situation
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rabbit hole
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a situation marked by complexity, confusion, or strangeness, which is often difficult to escape from
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through the wringer
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experiencing many difficulties or challenges
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troubled waters
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a situation that is filled with a lot of problems, confusion, or disorganization
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up a / the creek (without a paddle)
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in a very difficult situation where one gets stuck or which one no longer can fix
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when the chips are down
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used for referring to the time at which a situation gets really problematic, serious, or challenging
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school of hard knocks
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tough, real-life experiences and challenges that one faces in life, often resulting in practical knowledge
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in the same boat
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in an unpleasant or difficult situation as same as what another person is experiencing
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sea legs
[noun]
a person's ability to adjust to a new or unfamiliar situation
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to make a man (out) of sb
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(of a difficult situation) to make a man tougher or more responsible
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to fall to pieces
[phrase]
to experience a strong emotional or mental struggle, where someone feels overwhelmed, upset, and unable to handle their emotions
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