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In Australia it means that you're in a lot of trouble, with no foreseeable way out.
"Oh man, I can't believe I lost my paperwork; that stuff took me hours and it needs to be in by tomorrow!"
"Sounds like you're up shit creek without a paddle, mate."
by Lyrebleu November 02, 2013
(Idiom) To be in an undesirable situation*.
*Elitist would actually enjoy this.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 10, 2004
A Scottish slang term meaning to be stuck in a bad situation without anyway of fixing it. The bad situation being 'shit creek' and the 'paddle' being the solution.
Germans: 'Oh nao, we haz lost WW1 and now have tons of debt and our country is facing hyperinflation!'

The Allies: 'Hahahaha, they're up shit creek without a paddle now! *slaps knee*'
by gregonfire November 22, 2010