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jam (1)

Meaning: a difficult situation

For example:

  • When she was in Asia, Maria got in a jam when her passport and money were stolen. She had to go to her embassy for help.

  • The company was in a jam because they couldn't borrow enough money to pay their suppliers.

Quick Quiz:

If you get in a jam, you should
  1. ask for help
  2. clean your teeth
  3. see your doctor

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