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synonyms for sticky wicket

  • difficult problem
  • embarrassing problem
  • embarrassing situation
  • hot seat
  • hot spot
  • jam
  • squeeze
  • tricky situation
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How to use sticky wicket in a sentence

It looked into a garden, whence a wicket-gate opened into a small paddock; all beyond was fine meadow-land and wood.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
How could this be done so that our clothing would be made water-tight and yet not be sticky in summer or stiff in winter?
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
The sheets of rubber from which the uppers and soles are cut are at this stage of the work plastic and very sticky.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
Those whose hoops had been knocked down assembled on one side, close to the side wicket.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Nothing more innocent-appearing yet more villainously sticky have I ever before encountered.
MRS. RAFFLESJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
"These, madam," said I, handing her a small plush bag into which I had poured the "salvage" taken from my sticky palms.
MRS. RAFFLESJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
Presently fingers came in contact with certain matter, which was thick and sticky to the touch.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
The gate itself, closed by enormous locks, had a wicket through which to examine those who asked admittance.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
His trouser leg was sticky red where the wound in his leg had soaked through the handkerchief.
TIME ENOUGH AT LASTLYN VENABLE
The conversation generally turned upon his old “missus,” who was buried under a yew tree, near the wicket gate.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STICKY WICKET

  • sticky wicket
  • tight spot
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.