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sticky wicket


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A cricket pitch that has been drying after rain and is difficult to bat on; a tricky or awkward situation. The term is recorded in its literal sense from 1882, in a reference to the Australians finding themselves on a sticky wicket; the first figurative example is found in the 1950s.


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