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be up the creek (without a paddle)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe up the creek (without a paddle)be up the creek (without a paddle) (also be up shit creek (without a paddle) not polite) spokenPROBLEM to be in a very difficult situationIf I don’t get my passport by Friday, I’ll be up the creek. creek
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be up the creek (without a paddle)I'll really be up the creek if I don't get paid this week.What he learned from that interview was that Graham Ross was up the creek without a paddle.Chairmen of football clubs are only in the papers and on the radio when the team is up the creek.
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