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hot water

noun

Simple Definition of hot water

  • : a difficult situation

Full Definition of hot water

  1. :  trouble 4, difficulty <was in hot water with the authorities>


HOT WATER Defined for Kids

hot water

noun

Definition of hot water

  1. :  a difficult or distressing situation <Her lies got her into hot water.>




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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "hot water"


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