泡菜 pickles 有时候真的是特别的酸， 也不是一个人人都能接受的口味。这个词出现在短语 to be in a pickle 中的时候，意思是碰到了麻烦。不过一般用来形容不方便的情况，而不是指真正很严重的问题。
I’m in a bit of a pickle. I invited two women to be my plus one at the wedding and they both said yes. What am I going to do?
We’re in a financial pickle at the moment. Our bills are more than our income. We’re going to have to make some savings.
It was only a parking ticket, but when I forget to pay it, twice, I ended up in a bit of a legal pickle and now I have to go to court.
Pickle 也可以作为动词，如果有人说 You are pickled，意思是你喝得酩酊大醉。
He was completely pickled when he came back from the party.
I won’t let you drive, you’re pickled.