What does up shit creek mean?


Idiom Meaning:

to be in an awkward situation


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Charlie Bartlett (2008)

Time of Scene: ~00:35:20

Charlie Bartlett: Well, at least you’re attracted to somebody. I mean, if you weren’t, then we’d really be up shit’s creek.


The Blues Brothers (1980)

Time of Scene: ~00:13:10

Sister Mary Stigmata: The county took a tax assessment of this property last month. They want five thousand dollars.

Jake: Doesn’t the church have to pay that?

Sister Mary Stigmata: They would if they were interested in keeping the place, but they aren’t. The Arch Bishop wants to sell this building outright to the Board of Education.

Jake: What’s going to happen to you?

Sister Mary Stigmata: I’ll be sent to the missions. Africa. Latin America. Korea.

Jake: Forget it! Five grand? No problem, we’ll have it for you in the morning. Let’s go, Elwood.

Sister Mary Stigmata: No, no! I will not take your filthy stolen money!

Jake: Well, then I guess you’re really up shit creek.

Sister Mary Stigmata: I beg your pardon, what did you say?

Jake: I offered to help. You refused to take our money. Then I said I guess you’re really up shit creek!

Elwood: Christ, Jake. Take it easy man.

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Uncle Buck (1989)

Time of Scene: ~01:07:50

Tia: You just can’t find any way to be cool can you?

Buck: You mean easy? No.

Tia: I mean decent!

Buck: You mean blind!

Tia: Who are you trying to score points with? My parents? How many times have they had you over here since we moved? Try none until they went up shit creek and got stuck!

Buck: Get used on your parents’ time.



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