In a tight spot — TFD
in a difficult situation
"If there is a shortage of fuel, everyone who drives to work will be in a tight spot."
"Bob's in a tight spot right now because he has fallen behind in his work."
In a bind — TFD
Fig. in a tight or difficult situation; stuck on a problem.
"I'm in a bind. I owe a lot of money. Whenever I get into a jam, I ask my supervisor for help."
"When things get busy around here, we get in a bind. We could use another helper."
Find oneself in troubled waters — M-W
a difficult or confusing situation
Between the devil and the deep blue sea — TFD
having only two very unpleasant choices
"Our country is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea - our leaders cause great suffering, but an invasion aimed at overthrowing them would bring many other problems."
This particular usage is common in several Indian languages, too.
Put someone in an awkward position — TFD
to make a situation difficult for someone; to make it difficult for someone to evade or avoid acting.
"Your demands have put me in an awkward position. I don't know what to do."
"I'm afraid I've put myself in sort of an awkward position."