brier patch

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Synonyms for brier patch

tangled mass of prickly plants

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I imagine that process will go something like this: The Republicans will fiercely resist any talk about it, while the 'pragmatic' Democrats, ever on the lookout for an opportunity to look tough, will drag them kicking and screaming into dat dere brier patch."
Br'er Rabbit got out of a prickly situation when he conned Br'er Bear into throwing him into the brier patch.
So you begin to drag the deer out of the brier patch. This is where the buck goes from 120 pound back to 250 pounds!
"My guess is the attorney didn't realize what kind of a brier patch he was stumbling into," Gallagher said.