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"To be in hot water"

"To be in hot water"

Date: Mar 31 2008

Topic: Conversational English

Author: Alex Bezerril Toledo

Lesson

" To be in hot water" means: To be in trouble,get into a confusion.

Example

Doug- Mike, you're in hot water!

Mike- Me??? Why?

Doug- The boss overheard you saying nasty things about him!

Mike- Yeah, I'm in trouble.

 

Have a good day and be carefull, don't get in hot water

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Irene Forever

Ukraine

Every person has ever been in hot water at least once. I’m not an exception. I can’t remember  the situation right now… So, I think, hot water is not dangerous for me.


Actually I like”to take a cold shower” sometimes when I need to wake up or rid off something  unnecessary in my life, for example, from  a false love of a man.:)

07:01 AM Jul 24 2012 |

Jovana55

Serbia and Montenegro

I have been in hot water recently.:D I told my mother that I would go out,but she prohibited me that. I was really angry and we had a quarrel. That was really unpleasant..

05:24 AM Jul 24 2012 |

Alex Bezerril Toledo

Brazil

haha Thank you all

06:48 AM Feb 08 2009 |

oujaa essaid

Morocco

waw it's so nice idiom

01:33 PM Jan 27 2009 |

turbulinaa

turbulinaa

Albania

so i care abut that if i see hot water i take cold water,,,,first i jamp the cold water in flame and in hot water ,,,,hehehehe,,,and than i injoy is been cool in same time too have rain i liket,,,,,do you think is good idea,,,,hahahaha,,,,so hot water is denger if is mor than 40 c,,,i think like that,,,wee have too care from flame and fier,,,stay awey from dengers things…

12:16 PM Dec 04 2008 |

Alex Bezerril Toledo

Brazil

: )

10:17 AM Aug 24 2008 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia

good one

04:36 AM Aug 24 2008 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia

thank you for this nice i diom this is the first time to hear about it

04:36 AM Aug 24 2008 |

Alex Bezerril Toledo

Brazil

: )

10:11 AM Aug 17 2008 |

acutelilrose

India

thanks for tadding one more phrase in my phrase dictionary 

06:52 AM Aug 13 2008 |

13cent

Philippines

not bad thanks

03:33 PM Jul 22 2008 |

Alex Bezerril Toledo

Brazil

We will

05:20 AM Apr 30 2008 |

zione

China

to be in hot water.. wish we are careful.

06:20 PM Apr 02 2008 |

zione

China

to be in hot water.. wish we are careful.

06:20 PM Apr 02 2008 |

Alex Bezerril Toledo

Brazil

You're all wellcome

04:10 PM Apr 02 2008 |

cynthia_Verdin

Mexico

In Mexico we have a similar expression: "Estás metido en camisa de once varas" In fact doesnt make much sense….

11:48 AM Apr 02 2008 |

Jessica-liqianxi

China

thanx for ur phrase,it's informative….

12:47 AM Apr 02 2008 |

Alex Bezerril Toledo

Brazil

Here in Brail we have a similar expression too.

"To be in a cold"

"Estar numa fria"

07:41 PM Apr 01 2008 |

xiaohuichang

China

well, in chinese , we also have the similar phrase with   the same meaning , that is , to be in the deep water and hot fire that means  to be  in a terrible situation.

07:07 PM Apr 01 2008 |

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