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DIRE STRAITS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dire straits mean? 

DIRE STRAITS (noun)
  The noun DIRE STRAITS has 1 sense:

1. a state of extreme distress

  Familiarity information: DIRE STRAITS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIRE STRAITS (noun)


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Meaning:

A state of extreme distress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

desperate straits; dire straits

Hypernyms ("dire straits" is a kind of...):

pass; strait; straits (a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs)


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