A troublesomely awkward or embarrassing situation: “Gurnley usually managed to worm his way out of trouble, but this time he found himself in a fine kettle of fish.”
A nasty predicament; lamentable situation (1800+)
- Fine leg
noun 1. (cricket)
[fahyn-lee] /ˈfaɪn li/ adverb 1. in a manner; excellently; elegantly; delicately; minutely; nicely; subtly. 2. in particles or pieces: finely chopped onions. /ˈfaɪnlɪ/ adverb 1. into small pieces; minutely 2. precisely or subtly 3. splendidly or delicately adv. early 14c., “perfectly, completely,” from fine (adj.) + -ly (1). Meaning “delicately, minutely” is from 1540s; that […]
[fahyn] /faɪn/ noun 1. a short steel finishing nail from 1 to 1½ inches (2.5 to 3.8 cm) long.
[fahyn-nis] /ˈfaɪn nɪs/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . 2. the proportion of pure precious metal in an alloy, often expressed in parts per thousand. /ˈfaɪnnɪs/ noun 1. the state or quality of being fine 2. a measurement of the purity of precious metal, expressed as the number of parts per thousand […]