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in a bind | fix | jam

Meaning: If someone is in a bind, or in a jam, or in a fix, they're in a bad or difficult situation.

For example:

  • Jimmy's in a bind because he owes a lot of money to some mafia guys, and he hasn't got it.

  • If you ever get into a fix, let me know and I'll do what I can to help you out.

Quick Quiz:

If someone's in a bind, a fix, or a jam, they should
  1. go on a diet
  2. get some help
  3. play more sport

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