situation englannista suomeksi
The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a of affairs.
The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.
1908, (w), ''(w)'':
- ...he being naturally an underground animal by birth and breeding, the situation of Badger's house exactly suited him and made him feel at home; while the Rat, who slept every night in a bedroom the windows of which opened on a breezy river, naturally felt the atmosphere still and oppressive.
The place in which something is situated; a location.
1833, Thomas Hibbert and Robert Buist, ''The American Flower Garden Directory'', page 142:
- ''Hibíscus speciòsus'' is the most splendid, and deserves a situation in every garden.
A position of employment; a post.
1913, (w), ''(w)'', Penguin 2006, page 78:
- When he was nineteen, he suddenly left the 'Co-op' office, and got a situation in Nottingham.
1946, Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, Milt Gabler, ''Choo Choo Ch'Boogie|Choo Choo Ch'Boogie'':
- You take a morning paper from the top of the stack
- And read the situations from the front to the back
- The only job that's open need a man with a knack
- So put it right back in the rack Jack.
A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.
''Boss, we've got a situation here...''
(l) (gloss) (attention)
(l), of affairs