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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
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A state of extreme distress
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
desperate straits; dire straits
Hypernyms ("dire straits" is a kind of...):
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