dire straights vs dire straits :

dire straights or 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 .

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  • 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 ...
    June 6, 2013 - ESPN Blogs