hot water

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hot water (uncountable)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see hot,‎ water.
  2. (idiomatic, figuratively) a dangerous situation; trouble
    Both students are in hot water from fighting.
  3. (idiomatic, figuratively) fierce criticism
    The government's new proposal has landed them in hot water.

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