in hot water : Popular 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.

News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Fargo Forum
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - KATC 3 Lafayette
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution