fine kettle of fish
A troublesomely awkward or embarrassing situation: “Gurnley usually managed to worm his way out of trouble, but this time he found himself in a fine kettle of fish.”
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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
When Chérif got out of prison, he worked at the fish counter of a supermarket.
“The government just wanted to catch the big fish [in the Juarez cartel] and they ignored everything in between,” Lozoya said.
Hey, whatever keeps those lecherous freaks from sexually assaulting humans is fine by us.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are instances in which private rehoming works out fine and is the best solution for the struggling family and the children.
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
He must be The saltest fish that swims the sea.And, oh!He has a secret woe!