水深火熱

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Chinese[edit]

water; river deep; profound fire
 
heat; to heat up; fervent; hot (of weather); warm up
trad. (水深火熱)
simp. (水深火热)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: the water is deep and the fire is hot

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

水深火熱

  1. to be in deep distress; to be in deep water