Sticky Wicket Cockney Rhyming Slang

Sticky Wicket is cockney rhyming slang for 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.

Submitted by nathan.
First submitted on September 23, 2012.

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