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synonyms for behind the eight ball

  • in Dutch
  • in a pickle
  • in a tight spot
  • in hot water
  • on the hot seat
  • on the spot
  • out on a limb
  • up the creek
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Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.
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More soldiers crowded into the cave and Professor-Commander Krafft came in behind them.
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In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.
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The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
I seized the opportunity to watch what I supposed would be a most interesting interview, from behind a curtain.
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After an eight weeks' siege, a breach having been made, the city surrendered, and a month later the fort followed the example.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
But what might have been very practicable for eight hundred and sixty men, was impossible for three hundred and sixty.
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At six o'clock I felt once more the welcome motion of a Railroad car, and at eight was in Venice.
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