Uh oh… I’m in a pickle!
The English idiom ‘in a pickle‘ is used when someone has a problem, or is in a difficult situation.
Remember: Idioms are English phrases that have a different meaning to the individual words in the phrase. If you hear this idiom in an English conversation, it doesn’t mean that someone is inside a pickle!
Here’s an example:
Rosie: I’m really in a pickle Steve!
Steve: What’s wrong?
Rosie: I told Sue I would bake 10 cakes for the school fair, but I’ve completely run out of time! There is no way I can have them done by tomorrow! What should I do?
Steve: Just buy them from the supermarket! No one will know!
(Rosie has a problem. She doesn’t have enough time to bake 10 cakes by tomorrow! She’s in a pickle!)
Have you ever been in a pickle? Tell me about it in the comments box below!
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