Synonyms and Antonyms of kettles of fish
a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
- I'm used to paddling, but those rapids are a whole other kettle of fish.
binds, boxes, catch-22's (or catch-22s), corners, dilemmas, fixes, holes, impasses, jackpots [chiefly West], jams, mires, pickles, predicaments, quagmires, rabbit holes, rattraps, spots, sticky wickets, swamps
hot waters, soups
pinches, plights, quandaries, scrapes, troubles
deadlocks, halts, logjams, stalemates, standstills
clutches, crises, crossroads, emergencies, exigencies, junctures, straits