Значение идиомы behind the eight-ball

[behind the eight-ball] {adj. phr.}, {slang} In a difficult position; in trouble.

Mr. Thompson is an older man, and when he lost his job, he found he was behind the eight-ball.

Bill can’t dance and has no car, so he is behind the eight-ball with the girls.

Compare: HAVE TWO STRIKES AGAINST ONE, IN A HOLE.


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