ж., -ѝ misfortune, calamity; distress; (затруднение) trouble; поет. шег. woe; в ~а in times of need, in the hour of need, разг. in hot water, in deep waters; up against the wall; sl. in a pickle/jam; избавям (някого) от ~а разг. get (s.o.) off the hook; изпадам в ~а get into trouble/into a mess, fall on evil days, fall into misfortune; have o.’s back to the wall; come to grief; това не е голяма ~а that’s nothing much to complain about, that’s not so bad/serious.