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Definition 1: informal terms for a difficult situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where kettle of fish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got into a terrible fix
  • he made a muddle of his marriage

Synonyms for kettle of fish in the sense of this definition

(kettle of fish is a kind of ...) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

"grappling with financial difficulties"

(... is a kind of kettle of fish ) a poor job; a mess

"they made a real dog's breakfast of that job"

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