Definition of Hot water

1. Noun. A dangerous or distressing predicament. "His views on race got him into political hot water"

Generic synonyms: Plight, Predicament, Quandary

Definition of Hot water

1. Noun. (idiomatic figuratively) a dangerous situation; trouble ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic figuratively) fierce criticism ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hot Water

hot ticket
hot tickets
hot toddy
hot trod
hot tub
hot tube
hot tubes
hot tubs
hot under the collar
hot under the collar(p)
hot wall
hot war
hot wars
hot water (current term)
hot water bottle
hot water bottles
hot water heater
hot water heaters
hot water plant
hot wave
hot waves
hot weather
hot well
hot whiskey
hot whisky
hot wind
hot with
hot ziggety

Literary usage of Hot water

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"The Determination of the Sizes of Pipes for hot water Heating. ... A Large Residence hot water Heating System. Plans and description of an interesting ..."

2. American Druggist (1893)
"Of this take i J4 teaspoonfuls to a cup, add a little hot water rub to a smooth paste then add sugar and cream, anda dash or two of extract of vanilla, ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"Hot-water and Steam Pipes.—This is a very simple and effective system of heating ... The hot-water system is especially applicable to small buildings and ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"hot water. Comfort and economy of an automatic hot Sun hitched to the bathtub. ... Using an economizer on a hot-water heating system. WL Durand, il. Sel. ..."

5. Annual Report (1899)
"New York City Steam and hot water Fitters. Agreement between the Master Steam and hot water Fitters' Association of New York City and the Enterprise ..."

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