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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Trouble; difficulty: is in political hot water; got into hot water over the car deal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a dangerous situation; trouble
  • n. fierce criticism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dangerous or distressing predicament

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