Idiom Magic﹕面臨嚴重的財務危機 Behind the eight ball (2)

【明報專訊】In North America, when someone is in serious financial trouble and has no money to pay his bills he can be said to be behind the eight ball. "I've been behind the eight ball since I came here," Albert said. Here's another example: "Millie bought far too many New Year gifts with her credit card. She's behind the eight ball so far she'll be in debt for months to come!