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land sb in sth

phrasal verb with land uk   us   /lænd/ verb
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.
Translations of “land sb in sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)陷入困境…
in Russian доводить кого-либо до чего-либо…
in Turkish birinin başını derde sokmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)陷入困境…
in Polish wpakować kogoś w coś…
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