Definition of a pretty (or fine) kettle of fish in English:

a pretty (or fine) kettle of fish


  • An awkward state of affairs.

    ‘when Carla was back in Rome, she found a pretty kettle of fish’
    • ‘Jason must inform her that he's gotten himself into a fine kettle of fish by taking over the reigns from Sonny.’
    predicament, plight, tight corner, tight spot, ticklish situation, tricky situation, problem, quandary, dilemma, crisis, mess, muddle