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 as get in or into trouble with, as in Watch what you say or you'll get into trouble with the teacher. [Mid-1500s] Also see hot water; in a fix.
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Freedom of speech, then, is sometimes not worth the trouble that comes with it.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The people who are involved in the violence, they figure out ways to remain here at all costs and continue causing trouble.
The Lion Air captain had left his rookie copilot to make the landing until he realized he was in trouble.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
For years, Brooke even had trouble finding a publisher for his memoir, which was ultimately accepted by Rutgers University Press.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With the management of these, however, the Earl of Pit Town did not trouble himself.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
But you are English, or you are American; and men of those countries never misunderstand a woman, even if she is in trouble.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Brethren are a help in the time of trouble, but mercy shall deliver more than they.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Tobacco requires a great deal of skill and trouble in the right management of it.
Liszt sometimes strikes wrong notes when he plays, but it does not trouble him in the least.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay