in schtuk

adj
British
in trouble. A very widespread expression which moved from a restricted demi-monde and theatrical usage to common currency in the mid-1960s, partly through its use in the entertainment media. Shtuk in its various spellings is Yiddish for difficulties. 'In shtuk' often refers to financial difficulties.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • in shtuk/shtook/stook/schtuk — adj British in trouble. A very widespread expression which moved from a restricted demi monde and theatrical usage to common currency in the mid 1960s, partly through its use in the entertainment media. Shtuk in its various spellings is Yiddish… …   Contemporary slang

  • in shtook — Adj. In trouble. Has various spellings such as in shtuk/stook/schtuk/schtook which has been suggested comes from Yiddish …   English slang and colloquialisms

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