sticky wicket

noun

Definition of sticky wicket

  1. :  a difficult or delicate problem or situation

Examples of sticky wicket in a Sentence

  1. It's a bit of a sticky wicket.

  2. She was on a sticky wicket when she saw her friend steal the fund-raiser money.

1882

First Known Use of sticky wicket

1882


STICKY WICKET Defined for English Language Learners

sticky wicket

noun

Definition of sticky wicket for English Language Learners

  • : a difficult situation



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