hot water
noun Date: 1537 trouble 4, difficulty <
was in hot water with the authorities
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  • hot water — If you get into hot water, you get into trouble …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Hot Water — is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published on August 17 1932, in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States by Doubleday Doran, New York.The story takes place at the Chateau Blissac, Brittany, and recounts the various… …   Wikipedia

  • hot water — c.1400, literal; 1530s in figurative sense of “trouble.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • hot water — n. Informal trouble; difficulty: preceded by in, into, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hot water — {n.} {informal} Trouble. Used with in , into , out , of . * /John s thoughtless remark about religion got John into a lot of hot water./ * /It was the kind of trouble where it takes a friend to get you out of hot water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hot water — {n.} {informal} Trouble. Used with in , into , out , of . * /John s thoughtless remark about religion got John into a lot of hot water./ * /It was the kind of trouble where it takes a friend to get you out of hot water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hot water — noun a) a dangerous situation; trouble Both students are in hot water from fighting. b) fierce criticism The governments new proposal has landed them in hot water …   Wiktionary

  • hot\ water — noun informal trouble. Used with in , into , out , of . John s thoughtless remark about religion got John into a lot of hot water. It was the kind of trouble where it takes a friend to get you out of hot water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hot water — Informal. trouble; a predicament: His skipping classes will get him into real hot water when exam time comes. [1530 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot-water — adj. Hot water is used with these nouns: ↑bottle, ↑faucet, ↑heater, ↑tap …   Collocations dictionary

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