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.”


Nearby words

  1. fine arts,
  2. fine bouche,
  3. fine champagne,
  4. fine comb,
  5. fine gael,
  6. fine leg,
  7. fine nail,
  8. fine print,
  9. fine structure,
  10. fine tune

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