Значение идиомы up the creek

[up the creek] or [up the creek without a paddle] {adj. phr.},{informal} In trouble or difficulty and unable to do anything aboutit; stuck.

Father said that if the car ran out of gas in the middleof the desert, we would be up the creek without a paddle.

I’ll beup the creek if I don’t pass this history test.

Compare: DEEP WATER, IN THE SOUP, UP A TREE, OUT OF LUCK.


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