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get into hot water

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Definition


To get into trouble.

Context : Education
Category: Idiom
Semantic: trouble

Usage of “get into hot water”

  1. Be careful! Cheating on this test will get you into hot water.

Examples of idiom “get into hot water” from Twitter
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    gino510:

    Q: What happened if you upset a cannibal? A: You get into hot water!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'denniswright'
    denniswright:

    @woden325 (re: @thurrott) Would have been about as good. Or "crusade". Dubya got into hot water for using that one.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'WillL1Barth'
    WillL1Barth:

    Consider that people are like tea bags.They don't know their own strength until they get into hot water. - Dan McKinnon