weeds, the n.
1. (US tramp) a hobo camp.
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|(ref. to c.1930s) Knights of the Road 204: Weeds. Jungle.|
2. (US Und.) the outskirts, the suburbs.
|Rap Sheet 115: Then we would pick up the tail of one of them until they got way out in the weeds at the edge of town somewheres.|
(US) in trouble, difficulties; busy.
|Story 3-5 22: In the restaurant business , that was a way of saying you were behind schedule , sweaty , too busy to think straight . It was the first expression he had learned [...] ‘ In the weeds’ .|
|Customer Relationship Management 1-3 32: In the restaurant biz , we would say, ‘He’s in the weeds,’ or ‘He’s snowed under,’ meaning that someone was hopelessly in over his head.|
|Feminist frontiers 255: If I'm really busy, if I'm in the weeds, and they want to touch me, I'll get mad. I'll tell them to stop.|
|Whiplash River [ebook] ‘I’m in the weeds this morning’.|