up a gum tree

idiom

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 5 Dec. 2022.

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