dire straits

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Noun1.dire straits - a state of extreme distress
straits, strait, pass - a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
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And if we are able thus to attack an inferior force with a superior one, our opponents will be in dire straits.
Trent, who had seen men before in dire straits, fed him from a spoon and forced brandy between his lips.
And Jove answered, "To-morrow morning, Juno, if you choose to do so, you will see the son of Saturn destroying large numbers of the Argives, for fierce Hector shall not cease fighting till he has roused the son of Peleus when they are fighting in dire straits at their ships' sterns about the body of Patroclus.
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Nicknamed Munna Lahori, Rehman was in dire straits for quite some time due to a lack of work and deteriorating health.
As a founder member of Dire Straits he had a remarkable musical journey - along with Mark Knopfler he was there for the whole ride as one of the biggest bands of the '80s.
The Grammy-winning Southern rockers couldn't believe their luck when - at the personal invitation of Geordie Mark Knopfler - they were invited to play with Dire Straits as part of the On Every Street world tour starting in the summer of 1991.
FORMER Dire Straits member Chris White brings the music of his youth to St George's Hall in Bradford on Wednesday, March 2.
Another Geordie, Mark Knopfler and his band Dire Straits, had a new entry with Walk Of Life.
However, he added that it is only one aspect of a much more severe crisis that is being faced by South Africa whose economy is indeed in dire straits.
Dire Straits tribute Money for Nothing is a must see for any Dire Straits fan.