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Pretty fix


Bad situation. Also used as a ‘fine fix’. ‘Fix’ presents a dire circumstance and contrary to ‘pretty’  normally referring to being nice, it is used here to emphasize how bad a fix you are in. (Compare to Up a creek without a paddle.)

“You got lost driving and now a flat tire, this is a  pretty fix you’ve put us in.”

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