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up the creek

adjective as in behind the eight ball

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Example Sentences

The Fly-up-the-creek uttered an angry "ke-whack" and tried to bite off the owl's head, but the "old man" hopped out of his way.

By this time the Fly-up-the-creek had already begun to reach out for his clothes, which Bobby hastily threw into the fire.

But the slender Mr. Fly-up-the-creek only nodded and said ke-whack two or three times, by way of clearing his throat.

When once the fly-up-the-creek had gone out of sight and out of hearing, Bobby started on his search for the Sleepy-headed People.

“Also I suppose this means I must give up all hope of services from that fly-up-the-creek, Clendenning,” he grumbled as he read.


On this page you'll find 178 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to up the creek, such as: in a pickle, in a tight spot, in dutch, in hot water, on the hot seat, and on-the-spot.

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