Synonyms and related words:
arm, armlet, bay, bayou, belt, bight, bind, boca, broken fortune, clutch, complication, cove, creek, crunch, difficulties, distress, embarrassing position, embarrassment, estuary, euripus, fine how-do-you-do, fjord, frith, genteel poverty, gulf, gut, harbor, hard pinch, hardship, hell to pay, hobble, hot water, how-do-you-do, imbroglio, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, inlet, insolvency, jam, kyle, light purse, loch, mess, mix, morass, mouth, narrow, narrow means, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, parlous straits, pass, pickle, pinch, plight, poorness, poverty, predicament, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, quagmire, quicksand, reach, road, roads, roadstead, scrape, slender means, slough, sound, spot, squeeze, stew, sticky wicket, strait, straitened circumstances, swamp, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, tricky spot, unholy mess, unprosperousness, voluntary poverty, vows of poverty

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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