in dire straits

Definition of in dire straits

  1. :  in a very bad or difficult situation With its best player out of the game, the team found itself in dire straits.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  exciting horror

    :  dismal, oppressive

    :  warning of disaster

straitplay straits
  1. :  strict, rigorous

    :  narrow

    :  limited in space or time

  1. :  in a close or tight manner

  1. :  a narrow space or passage

    :  isthmus

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