"pickles" in the noun sense
vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
informal terms for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"
"he made a muddle of his marriage"
"pickles" in the verb sense
preserve in a pickling liquid
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