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hot water

noun

1 hot water

A dangerous or distressing predicament.

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Dutch: warm water




Moby thesaurus: Dutch, Old Faithful, bind, boiling water, box, clutch, complication, corner, crunch, deep, embarrassing position, embarrassment, fine how-do-you-do, geyser, hell to pay, hobble, hot spring, how-do-you-do, imbroglio, jam ... show more.

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