In a Pickle – Idiom of the day for the IELTS Speaking test
Meaning: in a difficult situation
- Last week we were in a pretty pickle. We were late for the assignment deadline so we were punished by our teacher
- He thinks the media are responsible for his being in such a pickle
- Read the situations and choose the best response. Circle a or b.
I’ve been late for work twice this week, and my boss wants to see me this afternoon.
a. You’re in a pickle, aren’t you?
b. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
This exercise isn’t very hard, is it?
a. No, not at all. It’s a piece of cake.
b. No, not really. It’s in a pickle.
2. Answer these questions about yourself. Explain your answers.
When was the last time you were in a pickle? What did you do?