Today's One Point Wiki Wiki e-Xpression is “behind the eight ball”.
It means In a bad situation, in a losing position. The phrase comes from pool (or billiards). When the cue (white) ball is behind the eight (black) ball!
“His head came through the door 30 minutes after the final exam started. That put him behind the eight ball. ”
Often these posts come from words or expressions students in my class need to express an idea or thought in the simplest way.
Last day of classes today and a final exam. 143 students in their seats when it started and #144 came ½ an hour late …
(but I'm easy - I let him have the time to finish the test !)
Mahalo Nui Loa
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