without\ a\ paddle


without\ a\ paddle
• up the creek (without a paddle)
• without a paddle
adj. phr. informal
In trouble or difficulty and unable to do anything about it; stuck.

Father said that if the car ran out of gas in the middle of the desert, we would be up the creek without a paddle.

I'll be up the creek if I don't pass this history test.

Compare: deep water, in the soup, up a tree, out of luck

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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