Problems
Difficult Situations
Trying to solve problems
Solving Problems
100
To experience a difficulty
Hit a snag
100
When you are forced to deal with a difficult situation.
In a bind.
100
To share ideas in trying to solve a problem.
Put your heads together
100
To solve a problem temporarily.
Paper over something/ Paper something over
200
A difficult problem to solve
A tough nut (to crack), also a hard nut (to crack)
200
When you are in a difficult situation
In a tight spot
200
To give a lot of attention and thought to something.
Puzzle over something
200
To find, think of, or develop a solution
Come up with something
300
Something or someone that is continually causing problems
A thorn in the side.
300
When you are in extreme danger or difficulty
In dire straits
300
To solve problems creatively.
To think outside the box.
300
To do something to solve a serious problem
Save the day
400
In an extremely difficult situation
Up the creek (up a creek)
400
To solve a difficult problem with no effort
Wave a magic wand
500
In a serious situation with few ways to react to it.
....with you back against the wall.
500
To study something in order to understand it.
To puzzle something out
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