HyperDic: kettle_of_fish

English > 1 sense of the expression kettle of fish:
NOUNstatekettle of fish, fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickleinformal terms for a difficult situation
English > kettle of fish: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaninginformal terms for a difficult situation.
Synonymsfix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle
Narrowerdog's breakfast, dog's dinnerA poor job
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishatolladero, berenjenal, embrollo, enredo, lío, maraña, taco
Catalanbatibull, embolic, embull, galimaties, garbuix, merder

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