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Hot Water (In)

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In a state of trouble, or of anxiety. The reference is to the ordeal by hot water (q.v.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hospital (The)
Hospitallers
Host
Hostage
Hostler
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Hot Cockles
Hot Cross Buns
Hot-foot
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Hotch-pot
Hotch-potch
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Hottentot
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Houqua
Hour
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House