be the pits

be the pits


To be particularly bad, unfortunate, or awful, especially of a situation or outcome.


Well, this is the pits. I absolutely cannot believe such a huge thunderstorm came through just as we were getting our picnic set up.

I was so excited about this job when I first started. I wish I would have known it’d be the pits.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘be the pits’ mean?

The idiom be the pits means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘be the pits’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘be the pits’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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