be in deep water Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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be in deep water

(also get into deep water) to be in or get into ​serioustrouble: The Democrats are in deep ​water overtheirplans for ​taxincreases.
(Definition of be in deep water from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)