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to have come to the end of all possibilities for action
to be badly affected by a very difficult or unpleasant situation
to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary
to be forced to experience something unpleasant
to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a patient way over a long period
to experience something unpleasant as a result of something that you have done
to experience something difficult or unpleasant
to be in a very difficult situation, especially one involving a lack of money
to be in a position in which you have to choose between two things that are not good
to be in a difficult or unpleasant situation
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
to dance a jive
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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Free thesaurus definition of to be in or to get into a difficult situation from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.