have one's ass in a sling

{v. phr.}, {slang}, {vulgar}, {avoidable} To be in an uncomfortable predicament; to be in the dog-house; to be at a disadvantage. * /Al sure had his ass in a sling when the boss found out about his juggling the account./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • have one's ass in a sling — ► put someone s (or have one s) ass in a sling N. Amer. vulgar slang cause someone to be (or be) in trouble. Main Entry: ↑sling …   English terms dictionary

  • have one’s ass in a sling — tv. to be dejected or hurt; to be pouting. (Usually objectionable. Have got can replace have.) □ She’s got her ass in a sling because she got stood up. □ Why do you have your ass in a sling? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • have one's ass in a sling — be in an uncomfortable predicament, be at a disadvantage He really has his ass in a sling now that he has quit his job and can t find another one …   Idioms and examples

  • have one's ass in a sling — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {vulgar}, {avoidable} To be in an uncomfortable predicament; to be in the dog house; to be at a disadvantage. * /Al sure had his ass in a sling when the boss found out about his juggling the account./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have\ one's\ ass\ in\ a\ sling — v. phr. slang vulgar avoidable To be in an uncomfortable predicament; to be in the dog house; to be at a disadvantage. Al sure had his ass in a sling when the boss found out about his juggling the account …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put someone's (or have one's) ass in a sling N. Amer. — put someone s (or have one s) ass in a sling N. Amer. vulgar slang cause someone to be (or be) in trouble. → sling …   English new terms dictionary

  • put someone's ass in a sling — I put (or have) someone s ass in a sling get someone in trouble you managed to put his ass in a sling along with your own II put someone s (or have one s) ass in a sling vulgar slang cause someone to be (or be) in trouble …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone's ass in a sling — ► put someone s (or have one s) ass in a sling N. Amer. vulgar slang cause someone to be (or be) in trouble. Main Entry: ↑sling …   English terms dictionary

  • sling — ► NOUN 1) a flexible strap, bandage, pouch, etc. used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight. 2) a simple weapon in the form of a strap or loop, used to hurl stones or other small missiles. 3) Austral./NZ informal a bribe or… …   English terms dictionary

  • ass — I. n American 1. the backside, buttocks, anus. The American spelling of the British arse. 2. sexual gratification. Usually used by men referring to women as anonymous sex objects. ► I m going to grab me some ass. 3. oneself, especially when… …   Contemporary slang

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