up shit creek

adj
in serious trouble. Shit creek was a 19th-century nickname (probably coined by British or American sailors) for any stagnant or dangerous backwa-ter or river. The expression is often embellished to 'up shit creek without a paddle', sometimes with the addition of 'in a barbed wire canoe'. 'Up the creek' is a less offensive version.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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