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in a pickle

in a pickle English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 30 2018

Themes: Hobbies, News, Work

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Hey, everybody! Uncle Andy here. And it looks like I’m in a bit of a pickle.”

—Ebaby!’s Andy, speaking about forgetting to bring something

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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in trouble; in a difficult situation

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Andy is relaxing on the beach with his nephew and niece. But they told him that he is in trouble! Uncle Andy forgot to bring mayonnaise for their sandwiches. He’s in a pickle because it’s not easy to get mayonnaise at the beach. Next time, they will make sure he remembers.

Being in a pickle is never fun, but usually, it’s not horrible, either. When you are in a pickle, you probably forgot something important, like a raincoat or a library book. It’s possible to be in bigger pickles, but usually this expression is used for minor trouble. When was the last time you were in a pickle? How did you get out of trouble?

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Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“He’s really in a pickle because he has so much credit card debt.”

“Make sure to bring some sunscreen. You might be in a pickle without it!”

“Oh, no! I’m in a pickle. Can I talk to you about a personal problem?”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I live with my parents and I am in a pickle and I am trying to be indpndent.my close friend has the same problem.

11:50 AM May 01 2018 |

ml2000

ml2000Super Member!

Canada

I was in a pickle yesterday. I brought my lunch to work but forgot to put the cutlery into the lunchbox. 

11:18 AM Apr 30 2018 |

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