up a gum tree

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Definition of up a gum tree

British, informal
: in a very difficult situation that one cannot get out of If they don't deliver the parts we need, we'll really be up a gum tree!

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“Up a gum tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20a%20gum%20tree. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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