American Idioms and Expressions

In Deep Water Idiom

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in deep water
What does in deep water mean?
in a serious situation, in troubleThe boy is in deep water because of his problems at school.
in deep water
What does in deep water mean?
in a serious situation, in trouble The boy is in deep water because of his problems at school.

in deep water
What does in deep water mean?
in a serious situation, in trouble (a swimmer could be in trouble when he or she is in deep water) The boy is in deep water because of his problems at school.


Some Random Idioms
change horses in midstream
What does "change horses in midstream" mean?
to make new plans or choose a new leader in an activity that has already begun They have decided to change lawyers but I told them that they should not change horses in midstream.

rain cats and dogs
What does "rain cats and dogs" mean?
rain very hard."You can't leave just now! It's raining cats anddogsand you don't have an umbrella or raincoat!"
get (someone) down
What does "get (someone) down" mean?
to make someone unhappy, to cause discouragement The long commuting time is getting my friend down so she wants to quit her job.

at first
What does "at first" mean?
initially, at the beginningAt first we had no plans for the weekend but finally we decided to go to a movie.
ask for someone's hand in marriage
What does "ask for someone's hand in marriage" mean?
ask someone to marry you ask someone to marry youAfter dating his girlfriend for several years he finally asked for her hand in marriage.
ill at ease
What does "ill at ease" mean?
nervous/uncomfortableHe appeared to be ill at ease during the interview.
stick in (someone's) throat
What does "stick in (someone's) throat" mean?
an idea or situation that is difficult for you to accept and irritates or displeases you The customer's attitude sticks in my throat and I am happy to see him leave.

keep one's hand in (something)
What does "keep one's hand in (something)" mean?
retain some control of somethingMy uncle sold his business but he is still trying to keep his hand in some of its operations.
ride (something) out
What does "ride (something) out" mean?
to endure something unpleasant, to survive something safelyWe were able to ride out the bad storm by staying in a small restaurant.
Act of war
What does "Act of war" mean?
An act of war is a action that is either intended to start a war or that is interpreted as being sufficient cause for a war.
Act of war
What does "Act of war" mean?
An act of war is a action that is either intended to start a war or that is interpreted as being sufficient cause for a war.
lousy with (something)
What does "lousy with (something)" mean?
something is in abundance, many/much of somethingThe hotel room was lousy with cockroaches.
boob
What does "boob" mean?
woman's breast (usually used in the plural). Check out her boobs. They're enormous.

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