in Dutch

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in Dutch

  1. (idiomatic, dated) In trouble or in disfavor.
    • 1923 July 27, "Hospital Puts Ban upon Bobbed Hair," The Day (USA), p. 9 (retrieved 29 Aug. 2011):
      Thirteen youthful nurses at the Worcester City Hospital enriched a local barber to the extent of $13 a few days ago when they had their hair bobbed and now the entire 13 are very much in dutch with the authorities at the hospital.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, chapter 18:
      “And for that amount of money you're willing to get yourself in Dutch with half the law enforcement of this county?”
    • 1988 April 14, Rena Pederson, "Police Turmoil Isn't News," Dallas Morning News (retrieved 29 Aug. 2011):
      He got in dutch with City Manager George Schrader when he made some ill-chosen remarks.
    • 1994, "Don Juan DeMarco", 19:30:
      Don Juan: Well, think how you would feel if you were made to take off this mask that you are wearing. Jack Mickler: Oh, well, our masks really get us in dutch, don't they? How long you been wearing yours?

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  • Usually followed by with.

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