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Definition of behind the eight ball

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Other terms relating to 'hard, confusing, difficult, a problem':

Definitions include: to have a difficult-to-solve problem.
Definitions include: a metaphorical place suggesting a difficult situation or period of time.
Definitions include: acronym for "shit hits the fan".
Definitions include: to acquire.
Definitions include: confused, problematic, troublesome.
Definitions include: in a situation one can't cope with.
Definitions include: "done".
Definitions include: to encounter difficulties.
Definitions include: Past tense of "screw".
Definitions include: very good, excellent, impressive; "cool"; "awesome".
Definitions include: puzzling or confusing.
Definitions include: fraught with difficulty.
Definitions include: too difficult.
Definitions include: An acronym has been invented for the term, but long after the term entered use: "Beautiful Intellectuals That Cause Hard-ons."
Definitions include: speech one doesn't understand - usually jargon specific to a particular field.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'ball':

Definitions include: "amazing".
Definitions include: very.
Definitions include: shaved testicles.
Definitions include: to be successful.
Definitions include: significant other.
Definitions include: testicles.
Definitions include: a demanding superior.
Definitions include: pubic hair that is kept in a style that compares to a microphone head.
Definitions include: See ball; baller
Definitions include: to attempt to attract verbally; "hit on".
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: an estimate.
Definitions include: a rough numerical estimate.
Definitions include: exclamation of disappointment.
Definitions include: the scrotum.

Other terms relating to 'behind':

Definitions include: the seat behind the passenger seat in a vehicle.
Definitions include: in jail.
Definitions include: in private.
Definitions include: when a person isn't looking and without their knowledge.
Definitions include: in prison.
Definitions include: to support.
Definitions include: unable to have sex due to the menstrual cycle.

Other terms relating to 'eight':

Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: an eighth of an ounce of cocaine.
Definitions include: worth 10,000,000 units of a currency to just below 100,000,000 units.
Definitions include: not squared away - all rounded.
Definitions include: 187 is the police code for homocide.
Definitions include: to go crazy
Definitions include: Infinite, unlimited, limitless.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.
Definitions include: extremely popular.
Definitions include: taking a passive role.

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