In trouble or disfavor, as in If I don't finish on time I'll really be in Dutch. This expression may allude to the stern reprimands of a Dutch uncle. [Slang; c. 1850]
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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
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The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.
She did her work at a most interesting period in Dutch painting.
The stratagem worked, because the ships went about from one tack to the other without being seen by the Dutch.
The vessel escaped miraculously, with sails torn by shots from three Dutch vessels, which they took for one of their own.
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!