Behind The Eight Ball

in trouble

n a bad situation, in a losing position.

The phrase comes from pool (or billiards).

  • When the cue (white) ball is behind the eight (black) ball, a player usually has no shot.
  • I’m really behind the eight ball at work. I have too much work to do but we can’t afford to hire anyone to help out.

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