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be in hot water

(also get into hot water)
to be in or get into a ​difficultsituation in which you are in ​danger of being ​criticized or ​punished: He ​found himself in hot ​water over his ​comments about ​immigration.
(Definition of be in hot water from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be in hot water”
in Chinese (Simplified) 陷入困境, 惹上麻烦…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陷入困境, 惹上麻煩…
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