IN HOT WATERの意味、困ったことになっている

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2007.11.28(Review of 2006.01.18 edition)

Greetings! Are you ready for this week's next idiom? If you think today's expression must mean something warm and comfortable, like a good long soak in a hot spring bath, then you definitely need to take a closer look!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
IN HOT WATER   困ったことになっている


  • To be in hot water is to be in trouble or in a difficult situation.
  • in hot water とは、面倒なことになっている、困難な状況になっている、という意味です。



  1. Dan is in hot water at the office. He lied to his supervisor about being sick yesterday.
  2. The school was in some really hot water with the parents after a teacher slapped a student in class.
  3. (an employee borrowing company equipment without permission)
    a: Don't worry. I'm only borrowing it for the weekend.
    b: I sure hope you don't get into hot water over this.
  4. The candidate's speech about the war got him into political hot water.

英会話レッスンStay cool!