dire straights vs dire straits : Common Errors in English

About dire straights vs dire straits

When you are threading your way through troubles as if you weretraversing a dangerously narrow passage you are in “dire straits.” Theexpression and the band by that name are often transformed by those whodon’t understand the word “strait” into “dire straights.”See also .

dire straits Meaning(s)

  • (n) a state of extreme distress

dire straights in News

  • Morning take: Santonio Holmes on PUP?

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East: New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he's unsure if No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes (foot) will start the regular season on the physically unable to perform list. Morning take: Going to the PUP list would put Holmes out for at least the first six games. The Jets’ offense already is in dire straights and desperately needs Holmes ...
    on June 6, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

dire straits in News

  1. Weinert could be out of water in three months, state website says

    The city of Weinert in Haskell County is in dire straits — it could have only 90 days of water left
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Abilene Reporter-News

  2. Mexico vs. Costa Rica: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

    Cue the panic at Estadio Azteca.  Mexico had a chance to make a statement and absolve some of their earlier concerns after a slow start to the hexagonal table in 2014 World Cup qualifying standings, but a scoreless draw against Costa Rica did anything but table early concerns that El Tri are lost under Jose Manuel de la Torre.  In fact, Mexico is in dire straits headed into the Confederations ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

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