bat on a sticky wicket

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To take action in unfavourable conditions.

Etymology:

  • From the game of cricket, when the ground is damp from the rain, and the bowler has the batsman at a disadvantage.
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'We have been batting on a sticky wicket all day. It was obvious that the judge was against us.'

Submitted by Robert_Haigh on August 03, 2020

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