in the soup

Definition of in the soup

informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  in a bad situation :  in trouble That stunt landed her in the soup.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food

    :  something (as a heavy fog or nitroglycerine) having or suggesting the consistency or nutrient qualities of soup

    :  an unfortunate predicament

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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