|Idiom||In a pickle|
|Meaning||In trouble. In an unpleasant situation.|
|Example||Now she is really in a pickle!|
Years ago, people didn't have refrigerators to help keep vegetables and meat from spoiling. They sometimes put them in a large barrel filled with vinegar or brine. This was called "pickling." Imagine someone sitting on the lid of a pickle barrel. Ooops! He falls in. Now he's in big trouble.
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