What does 'dire straits' mean?
It means you are in a very dangerous or precarious position. When you are threading your way through troubles as if you were traversing a dangerously narrow passage you are in "dire straits." The expression and the band by that name are often transformed by those who don't understand the word "strait" into "dire straights." The word dire means 'having dreadful or terrible consequences'. A strait is a narrow strip of water between two or more pieces of land, as in The Straits of Gibralta. Finding a safe passage through a strait requires great skill and/or luck.
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Answer Dire Straits had a song called "Sultans of ? swing
The band originally split up in 1988, but reformed in 1991.accorsding to my information
The term "dire straits" which means desperate circumstances has no particular origin. It is just one of those phrases which people adopted as a cliche to describe a particular… thing. It is spelled strait - it has no relation to straight . A strait is a difficult circumstance. The word, dire , comes from the Latin word, dirus, which has a meaning close to terrifying . The word, strait, is a derivation of the word, straight, and originally had a similar meaning - tight and/or narrow. In the 14th century, it's meaning became more specified to mean narrow waterwa y. A literal translation for dire straits , then, would be terrifying narrow (or tight) waterway . A very nice metaphor for what we understand this phrase to mean.
Yeah movie called cal dire straits did the songs main one is called " the long road" theme from cal
The etyomology of the phrase "dire straits" is believed to have been started in the 15th century from the many straits around the world that sailors needed to navigate their v…essels through. It took experience and a steady hand to make safe passage through the straits. Often the attempt would be difficult and perilous and could lead to a shipwreck. Eventually any difficult or perilous situation could be referred to as being in "dire straits". -Mr. Mark Frees professor of naval history
The lead singer was Mark knopfler , he also played guitar and done alot of the producing of there albums .
You will be in dire straits if you do not learn your vocabulary words.
Mark Knopfler is from Newcastle England, when Newcastle football team play at their home ground just before the team run out they all ways play a dire straits song.
Mark Knopfler is the lead guitarist for the Dire Straits. He's known for his finger picking style on his Stratocaster. Dire Straits- Mark and David Knopfler
indeed they will. 2011 rehearsals start in London, No Mark but a new lead singer..... much better looking too. Gigs shuold start around April 2011.
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They're from Newcastle, England.
Mark Knopfler is the lead singer of the group Dire Straits.