Words nearby hot water
Origin of hot water
Examples from the Web for hot water
Exhaust a weighed sample (in powder) with ether, and evaporate by the heat of a hot-water bath.
A hot-water tank becomes hot at the top first, then gradually heats downward.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
If I didn't, I suppose I'd have a stove—and maybe a hot-water supply, and modern plumbing.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
And she stood, holding the Colonel with her eyes, until he began to feel cold again, and to think of his hot-water bag.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Carefully, as though everything depended on it, he was tucking a towel round the hot-water can.The Garden Party|Katherine Mansfield
Idioms and Phrases with hot water
Trouble or difficulty, as in She's deep in political hot water, or We got in hot water over the car deal, or He's finally paid his tuition and is out of hot water with the school. This metaphoric term alludes to water hot enough to burn one. [First half of 1500s] Also see in trouble with.