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*in Dutch (with someone)

in trouble with someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I'm in Dutch with my parents for my low grades. You're in Dutch quite often, it seems.
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in Dutch

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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in Dutch

mod. in trouble. I didn’t want to get in Dutch with you.
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in Dutch

In disfavor or trouble.
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