Dire Straights or Dire Straits

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Dire Straights or Dire Straits :

When you are threading your way through troubles as if you were traversing a dangerously narrow passage you are in “dire straits."

The expression and the band by that name are often transformed by those who don’t understand the word “strait" into “dire straights."

See Also :
Straight Jacket or Strait Jacket

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