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 vessels 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
You will be in dire straits if you do not learn your vocabulary words.
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
Mark Knopfler is the lead singer of the group Dire Straits.
Why Worry - Dire Straits song - was created in 1984-11.
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 waterway.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.
Michael Oldfield has written: 'Dire Straits' -- subject(s): Dire Straits (Musical group)
He has never played FOR Dire Straits but was a guest artist at several live DS concerts.
David Knopfler and Pick Withers left Dire Straits to branch out on their own.
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits album - was created in 1984-11.
a song by Dire Straits
They're from Newcastle, England.
Dire Straits On the Night - 1993 V is rated/received certificates of: Australia:G
Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits song - was created on 1980-08-25.
Love over Gold - Dire Straits song - was created in 1984.
The company is in dire straits. The dire situation kept the lifeboat's occupants quiet.
Yeah movie called cal dire straits did the songs main one is called " the long road" theme from cal
It was Dire Straits.