en apuros


en apuros
= hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits
Ex. However, more and more is now expected of regional systems by their hard pressed member organizations.
Ex. The prospect of cost savings for beleaguered university budgets have revitalized in resource sharing.
Ex. I think if someone knowingly took a step which would reduce that security and something went wrong they would be in deep trouble.
Ex. Several bodies exist that can provide advice and financial assistance to libraries in difficulties, but there are serious gaps.
Ex. You may never need the soldering iron, but if it comes to the crunch and you suddenly find you need one, you'll be glad it's there.
Ex. When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
Ex. Interestingly, when it comes to the crunch, there seem to be a hell of a lot of agnostics out there.
Ex. When the worst comes to the worst what we should really fear is ourselves, and each other.
Ex. If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.
Ex. This unlikely threesome of a con artist, a hit man, and a idiot find themselves in deep water when their heist doesn't go off as planned.
Ex. Anyway, this time around, the airline is finding itself in hot water for an entirely different reason.
Ex. Egypt's Internet situation is in dire straits after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean were accidentally severed yesterday.
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= hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits

Ex: However, more and more is now expected of regional systems by their hard pressed member organizations.

Ex: The prospect of cost savings for beleaguered university budgets have revitalized in resource sharing.
Ex: I think if someone knowingly took a step which would reduce that security and something went wrong they would be in deep trouble.
Ex: Several bodies exist that can provide advice and financial assistance to libraries in difficulties, but there are serious gaps.
Ex: You may never need the soldering iron, but if it comes to the crunch and you suddenly find you need one, you'll be glad it's there.
Ex: When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
Ex: Interestingly, when it comes to the crunch, there seem to be a hell of a lot of agnostics out there.
Ex: When the worst comes to the worst what we should really fear is ourselves, and each other.
Ex: If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.
Ex: This unlikely threesome of a con artist, a hit man, and a idiot find themselves in deep water when their heist doesn't go off as planned.
Ex: Anyway, this time around, the airline is finding itself in hot water for an entirely different reason.
Ex: Egypt's Internet situation is in dire straits after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean were accidentally severed yesterday.


Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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