awkward situation

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And Boris, having apparently relieved himself of an onerous duty and extricated himself from an awkward situation and placed another in it, became quite pleasant again.
Pickwick apart--'my dear Sir, we're in a very awkward situation.
After all, he was only a man, with a man's dislike of difficult or awkward situations.
According to the source, the high-rise building has been decalred a security risk but it has put the civic agency in an awkward situation as the owner could claim a compensation of Rs50 billion from the CDA in case it was demolished.
So, it's a very awkward situation because his future's in the pro game.
Porsche tries to convince Theresa to rethink her decision to help Nico, while Lockie moves into the McQueens',' which could create a potentially awkward situation for John Paul.
The way this socially awkward situation spirals into ever-greater heights of absurdity is masterfully done.
OUR GIRL BBC1 9pm Molly (Lacey Turner, right) finds herself in an awkward situation when both Smurf and Captain James declare their love.
Perhaps one lie made her feel better about herself or got her out of an awkward situation and now she can't break the cycle.
Elsewhere, Myra manages to get her hands on some incriminating evidence, Phoebe makes Robbie and offer that's too good to refuse, and Sienna sees to it that Maxine is forced into an awkward situation with Patrick.
So the Fulham skipper decided to pay the fines himself to bring an end to the awkward situation.
Mr Woodhead said: "It was an awkward situation in which the driver was positioned and we wanted to minimise any movement as much as possible so as not to cause him any more pain.