I'm in a bind. Could you help me out?
Max was in charge of the store when the fire broke out.
Max was murdered in cold blood.
Max is in hot water with his wife for staying out so late.
Max is in the doghouse with his wife for forgetting her birthday.
Max turned in his application for the job just in the nick of time
I'd like to help you with money, but I'm in the same boat. I don't have any money either.