One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Trouble.‘I'm in shtook with my boss’
- ‘If you don't know the history of Dien Ben Phu, you are, as my mother would say, in schtuck.’
- ‘A little schtick may go a long way, but if all you are is schtick, then you're pretty much schtuck.’
- ‘Well, yes - it seems David Nelson is the main recipient of flak, but as you point out - anyone with certain letter combinations could be in schtuck.’
- ‘When someone's own people have turned on a person, that person knows he or she is in the schtuck.’
1930s: of unknown origin.
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