shit street n.
a fig. bad place; usu. in phr. below.
(orig. US) in difficulties, facing problems, in disgrace; note extrapolation in cit. 1960.
|(ref. to late 19C) Amer. Madam (1981) 228: I’d be, as he put it, ‘Up shat [sic] creek and no paddle’.|
|Cop This Lot 190: Now we’re up that famous street [...]. No bags, no passports, no dough.|
|Walk in the Night (1968) 27: Here I am, in shit street.|
|Pagan Game (1969) 161: Trouble was she was a Mickey Doo – Buggered for the want of an Irish king — So I’m in Shit Street.|
|Forced Landing 53: That unfinished letter put me in real shit-street.‘Bad Times, Sad Times’ in Mutloatse|
|Flame: a Life on the Game 158: If you had been caught, we would have been in Shit Street.|
|Filth 297: Brother Blades is in shit street alright.|
|Killer Tune (2008) 58: From what they’re saying on the telly you’re up shit street anyway.|