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in trouble with

In difficulties with someone, especially an authority. For example, If they don't shovel their walk, they'll be in trouble with their neighbors. This idiom is also put asget in or into trouble with, as in Watch what you say or you'll get into trouble with the teacher. [ Mid-1500s ]
Also see: in a fix
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