| Share
 

Pickle

A rod in pickle. One ready to chastise with at any moment. Pickled means preserved for use. (Danish, pekel.)

I'm in a pretty pickle.
In a sorry plight, or state of disorder.

“How camst thou in this pickle?”

Shakespeare: Tempest, v. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Pickle from Infoplease:

Related Content


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring