Idiom of the Week – Week 22

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to be in hot water”: to be in trouble about something; ganz schön in der Tinte sitzen

Example 1:  I was in hot water after I contacted the client without asking my boss first.

Example 2:  We’re in hot water with our shareholders. They expected larger dividends this quarter.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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