Значение идиомы in the hole

[in the hole] {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1a. Having a scorelower than zero in a game, especially a card game; to a score belowzero.

John went three points in the hole on the first hand of thecard game.

1b. Behind an opponent; in difficulty in a sport or game.

We had their pitcher in the hole with the bases full and no oneout.

Compare: ON THE SPOT. 2. In debt; behind financially.

Johnwent in the hole with his hot dog stand.

It’s a lot easier to getin the hole than to get out again.

Compare: IN A HOLE, IN THE RED. Contrast: OUT OF THE HOLE.

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