Have you ever borrowed something from a friend and then lost it? This can be a tricky situation to deal with. I once borrowed my sister’s favorite scarf without asking and spilled red wine on it. What a disaster! I was certainly in hot water when she found out!
Check out Dara’s new video where he’s gives more great examples of how to use this common English idiom in real situations. Enjoy the video!
Ah, in hot water … like a lovely bath, right?
No! Imagine much hotter water!! In hot water means in trouble or in a situation that may result in punishment.
Shall we look at a few example sentences? Yeah, let’s go!
- PetrolCo is in hot water again after yet another oil spill.
- Jeff got himself in hot water in school by cheating in an exam.
- Conservative MP Nick R. Cash is in hot water after using government money to buy a luxurious second home.
So, there we are. Can you use this phrase in a sentence of your own? Let us know in the comments section below.
Read the questions below. Then try to answer them using today’s key phrase.
- When you were in school, did you ever into trouble? What happened?
- Did you ever play a prank on a classmate? How did he or she react?
- Have your kids ever done something foolish that made you furious?
- Did your boss ever get angry at you for forgetting to do something important?
- When you were a child, did your parents get annoyed at you for damaging or breaking something in your home?
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