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    what is the meaning of the phrase in a jam

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    If you are in a jam, you are in some trouble. If you get out of a jam, you avoid trouble.

    In trouble.

    To be in a jam is to be having a problem.

    In the music biz we use the term all the time.  Jam: when a group of musicians get together and improvise their music with unrecoverable results!  LOL A musical 'free for all'  Total fun with no boundries..

    doolittle

    We'll have to come hear you jam!!!
    Ducky

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    So...NOT "in trouble"?? :)
    Vinny

    Ducka-- You're right! 'in a Jam' means in trouble but the word jam has other meanings as well, also a form of jelly.. Which I never knew the difference between jam and jelly
    Ducky

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    Just pulling your leg Vinny!

    Jam.....made from crushed fruit (thick)
    Jelly...made from the juice of fruit (clear)
    Vinny

    Thanks Duck!! I didn't know that! They kinda like 'Jam the fruit' in the jar and call it JAM!! :)
    Ducky

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    Yes Vinny...that's it...now you've got it! LOL!!!

    In a pickle..........

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Jam, pickles...I'm getting hungry! :)

    In a Mess...or held up in a traffic jam:-?

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Is traffic jam good with peanut butter?

    In a spot of trouble, did you over extend yourself?

    Could mean spread your self thin,unlike jam we need to thin out our mess..

    There's a 'door Jam or is that Jamb???

    In  a Jam, means in trouble, that could be hard to get out off.

    Being "in a jam" is being in an uncomfortable situation, or one that you are having trouble getting resolved.  Consequences can be serious!
    "Can you help me, Mom?  I'm in a jam.  I need to pay the bookie $100 and I only have $62. Can you help me out with a loan?" 



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