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Difficult situations and experiences

shitstorm

noun

a situation in which people are very angry or there are a lot of problems

tsunami

noun

a disastrous situation that cannot be controlled

crisis

noun

an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation

battle

noun

a situation in which someone is trying very hard to deal with a difficult situation

nightmare

noun

an extremely difficult or frightening situation

ordeal

noun

an extremely unpleasant experience, especially one that lasts for a long time

trouble

noun

an unpleasant, difficult, or dangerous situation

hell

noun

a situation that is extremely unpleasant

tragedy

noun

a bad situation that makes people very upset or angry

quagmire

noun

a situation that is so difficult or complicated that you cannot make much progress

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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