telur di ujung tanduk*
* an egg on the tip of a horn
Whenever someone faces a very difficult situation, someone would occasionally say "you're an egg on the tip of a horn." Although this is not often used by Indonesians anymore, it is occasionally still said from time to time.
"Putra sering berjudi dengan orang lain di kosnya. Setelah dia telah menghabiskan semua uangnya, hidupnya bagaikan telur di ujung tanduk. Karena dia telah menghabiskan semua uangya dan tidak mampu untuk membayar kosnya."
"Putra often gambles with people in his apartment. After he spent all his money, his life was like an egg on the tip of the horn. It is because he spent all his money and he's unable to pay for his rent."
Submitted August 2020