in hot water : Idioms in English

in hot water

To be in trouble
Tracy thought no one would see her slip the bracelet into her purse, but when she looked up and saw a security guard glaring at her, she realized she was in hot water.

in hot water in News

  1. Grand Forks council member in hot water over Facebook post

    GRAND FORKS - A Facebook slip-up had one Grand Forks City Council member in hot water Wednesday, marking another piece of the communitywide tussle over expanding the city's recycling program.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Fargo Forum

  2. Former IceGator accidentally sells wife's ring in garage sale

    A former Louisiana IceGator is in hot water with his wife after he accidentally sold her $23,000 diamond wedding ring for $10 in a June 1 garage sale. Eric Cloutier's wife Rachel says her husband put out items he thought the family no longer needed, incluing an empty watch box. There was one slight problem: Rachel hid her wedding band in that box before recently giving birth. When she returned ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  3. Police shut down E. Atlanta club

    The manager of an east Atlanta bar and his employer are in hot water after he allegedly invited a mayoral aide and an off-duty police officer to an illegal after-hours party over the weekend.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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