bat on a sticky wicket


bat on a sticky wicket
Vrb phrs. To put oneself in a difficult and unfavourable position.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • bat on a sticky wicket —  Be in difficulties …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • sticky wicket — Noun. A difficult situation. Cf. Bat on a sticky wicket …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • a sticky wicket — ► a sticky wicket 1) Cricket a pitch that has been drying after rain and is difficult to bat on. 2) informal a tricky or awkward situation. Main Entry: ↑wicket …   English terms dictionary

  • a sticky wicket — Cricket a pitch that has been drying after rain and is difficult to bat on ■ [in sing.] informal a tricky or awkward situation the problem of who sits where can create a sticky wicket …   Useful english dictionary

  • a sticky wicket — 1》 Cricket a pitch that has been drying after rain and is difficult to bat on. 2》 informal a tricky or awkward situation. → wicket …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wicket — In the sport of cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings:Meanings of wicketet of stumpsPrimarily, the wicket is one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of the pitch ( [http://www.lords.org/laws and spirit/laws …   Wikipedia

  • sticky —  1. Unpleasant. Also a sticky end. A disagreeable form of death or ruin.  2. Difficult. Unresponsive. (Of people) Unaccommodating.  3. See wet and sticky.  4. bat on a sticky wicket Function in difficult circumstances …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • wicket — /ˈwɪkət / (say wikuht) noun 1. a small door or gate, especially one beside, or forming part of, a larger one. 2. a window or opening, often closed by a grating or the like, as in a door, or forming a place of communication in a ticket office or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wicket — /wik it/, n. 1. a window or opening, often closed by a grating or the like, as in a door, or forming a place of communication in a ticket office, a teller s cage in a bank, etc. 2. Croquet. a hoop or arch. 3. a turnstile in an entrance. 4. a… …   Universalium

  • wicket — noun 1》 Cricket each of the sets of three stumps with two bails across the top at either end of the pitch, defended by a batsman.     ↘the prepared strip of ground between these two sets of stumps.     ↘the dismissal of a batsman. 2》 a small door …   English new terms dictionary


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