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sticky wicket

noun

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a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
  • with both sets of in-laws insisting that we spend Thanksgiving with them, we were on a sticky wicket indeed

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“Sticky wicket.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sticky%20wicket. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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