Idiom of the day : (01 Nov 2017)

✔ In deep water


 ■ Meaning:

If you’re in deep water, you’re in some sort of trouble or in a difficult situation.

 ■ For example:

  • The company’s in deep water now that the tax inspectors have decided to check over the accounts.
  • Many families are in deep water because of the mortgage crisis, and some might even lose their homes.

 ■ Origin: Probably metaphorical, and related to the fact that deep water can be very dangerous, especially if someone can’t swim.