sticky wicket

noun

Definition of sticky wicket

: a difficult or delicate problem or situation

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Examples of sticky wicket in a Sentence

It's a bit of a sticky wicket. She was on a sticky wicket when she saw her friend steal the fund-raiser money.

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The real sticky wicket in the Texas penal code, though, is not the bribery section but the one about abuse of official capacity. Dallas News, "Guns dominate political conversation, Rangers investigate secret meeting, another Dem in Senate race," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sticky wicket

1950, in the meaning defined above

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sticky wicket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sticky wicket

British, informal : a difficult situation

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