- to find oneself in a situation that has become unexpectedly difficult to manage or resolve
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Origin of Tiger
From Middle English tygre, in part from Old English tigras (pl.), in part from Anglo-Norman tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tígris), from Iranian (compare Avestan [script?] (tigri, “arrow"), [script?] (tiγra, “pointed")). More at stick.
Middle English tigre from Old English tigras tigers and from Old French tigre both from Latin tigris from Greek of Iranian origin steig- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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