Sticky Wicket

What does Sticky Wicket mean?

Sticky Wicket
Difficult, risky or losing situation


"If you don't fess up you'll be on a sticky wicket."

Sticky wicket is originally a cricketing phrase. The cricket pitch (the wicket) is susceptible to damage from rain, heat etc. This can make the direction the ball bounces in when bowled unpredictable. Unpredictable pitch conditions are called a "sticky" wicket.

Credit: contributed by nathan on 23-Sep-2012.

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