from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A troublesomely awkward or embarrassing situation.
- n. A matter to be reckoned with: Making money and keeping it are two quite different kettles of fish.
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- n. An awkward situation; a predicament.
- n. A situation which is recognized as different from or as an alternative to some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.
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- n. informal terms for a difficult situation
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