from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A troublesomely awkward or embarrassing situation.
- noun A matter to be reckoned with.
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- noun idiomatic An
awkward situation; a predicament.
- noun idiomatic A situation which is recognized as
differentfrom or as an alternativeto some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.
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- noun informal terms for a difficult situation
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