Definition of in a spot in US English:

in a spot

phrase

informal
  • In a difficult situation.

    • ‘So if you start maxing out your loan now, you might find yourself in a spot three years on, if if reverses the policy and you're left with a gigantic, interest-accruing loan.’
    difficult situation, awkward situation, tricky situation, predicament, mess, difficulty, trouble, plight, corner, quandary, dilemma
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