in deep water

Idiom

In Deep Water

Definition

This phrase is used to describe a situation when someone is in a difficult or dangerous predicament.

Examples

I’m in deep water now that my boss found out I was late for work.

After making several bad investments, the businessman found himself in deep water.

My daughter is in deep water with her parents for skipping school.

Origin

This phrase originated in the 1500s and is derived from the literal meaning of being in a dangerous situation at sea.

Faqs

What does “in deep water” mean?

It means to be in a difficult or dangerous situation.

Where did this phrase originate from?

This phrase originated in the 1500s and is derived from the literal meaning of being in a dangerous situation at sea.