What does in a pickle mean?


Idiom Meaning:

in trouble


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Hoodwinked! (2005)

Time of Scene: 00:28:00

The Wolf: You hear that? He knows a shortcut.

Boingo: Over the woods and through the river. No, you don’t wanna go through the river. You’ll get all wet.

The Wolf: You see, Twitchy? You get lemons, you make lemonade. And then that lemonade goes bitter, and ferments, and turns to pig-swill. Never trust a bunny with directions, Twitchy.

Twitchy: Sure thing, boss! Never trust a bunny!

The Wolf: Well the bright side is at least I finally dried off. Why couldn’t I write movie reviews? We are in a pickle, and I blame myself. That bunny was worthless, not to mention he wrote the directions on an Easter egg which is very hard to read.

Twitchy: Oh, we’re gonna die here!

The Wolf: Come on, that’s what they said at the Alamo!


Will & Grace “Lows in the Mid-Eighties” (2000)

Time of Scene: 00:02:20

Jack: Yeah, guys our little Pammy’s in a pickle, and, uh, shouldn’t we help her find her way back to a place called hope?

Karen: Honey, she’s wearing synthetic plaid. It’s a four day drive and a boat trip to a place called Hope.


Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Time of Scene: n/a

Adolf: Did you see how fast she moved?

Jojo: Yes.

Adolf: Like a little female Jewish Jesse Owens. And now she’s got your fancy knife!

Jojo: Mmm, my knife!

Adolf: Yeah, like a little female Jewish Jesse Owens Jack the Ripper. You’re definitely in a pickle, my friend.



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