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English definition of “land sb in sth”

land sb in sth

verb uk phrasal verb with land   /lænd/ us  
to cause someone to be in a difficult situation: Revealing confidential information to a rival company could land you in serious trouble with your boss. The demonstration outside the embassy landed some of the protesters in jail overnight. He landed himself in deep/hot water (= in a very difficult or unpleasant situation) by lying to the tax office about his earnings.
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