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In deep trouble: “When Marjorie flunked algebra, she knew she would be in hot water with her folks.”

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in hot water

adverb phrase
  1. In trouble, esp with the law, one's superiors, etc: I'm in hot water with the cops again
  2. In difficulties, esp in serious trouble; in the soup: I got you in some hot water with the boss (1765+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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