in a bind : Popular Idioms in English

in a bind

In a difficult situation

Jerome had been certain he'd have enough money, but he hadn't considered sales tax, and now he realized he was in a bind.

News & Articles

  • Analysis: Divided EU in a bind over Hungary's 'erring' Orban
    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe is in a bind over what to do about Hungary and a feeling that the former Soviet satellite is drifting back towards authoritarianism under Prime Minister Viktor Orban. In the next few weeks the European Union's parliament and executive are due to pass judgment on changes to Hungary's new constitution along with the Council of Europe, a broader body that ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Why a Savvy Bond Manager Is Buying Stocks
    With the ten-year Treasury yielding a paltry 2.2% and yields on corporate debt, including low-quality "junk" bonds, likewise near historic lows, bond fund managers are in a bind.
    June 12, 2013 - Nasdaq