in a cleft stick

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Англо-русский большой универсальный переводческий словарь. . 2012.

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  • cleft stick — noun A stick with a split at one end, once used by runners to carry written messages …   Wiktionary

  • in a cleft stick — phrasal : in an inextricable position : in a dilemma : in a fix I never saw his equal to put a fellow in a cleft stick Charles Lever * * * in a cleft stick (figurative) 1. In a difficult situation 2. In a dilemma • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • in a cleft stick — British & Australian, old fashioned if someone is in a cleft stick, they have a problem which is very difficult to solve. I m in a real cleft stick because I can t sell my house. Because of new employment laws, these companies are caught in a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • in a cleft stick — If you are in a cleft stick, you are in a difficult situation, caught between choices …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in a cleft stick —    If you are in a cleft stick, you are in a difficult situation, caught between choices.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • In a cleft stick —   If you are in a cleft stick, you are in a difficult situation, caught between choices …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • in a cleft stick — adjective In a difficult situation (in which movement is impossible) …   Wiktionary

  • be (or be caught) in a cleft stick — be in a situation in which any action one takes will have adverse consequences. → cleft …   English new terms dictionary

  • be caught in a cleft stick — ► be (or be caught) in a cleft stick chiefly Brit. be in a situation in which any action one takes will have adverse consequences. Main Entry: ↑cleft …   English terms dictionary

  • be in a cleft stick — ► be (or be caught) in a cleft stick chiefly Brit. be in a situation in which any action one takes will have adverse consequences. Main Entry: ↑cleft …   English terms dictionary

  • be in a cleft stick — british phrase to be in a difficult situation, especially one that forces you to make one of two choices that will each bring problems Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: cleft …   Useful english dictionary

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