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- Cricket the playing area between the wickets when it is damp and hence sticky and slow
- Chiefly Brit., Informal a difficult or awkward situation
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noun InformalThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A difficult or embarrassing problem or situation.