in the soup


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*in the soup

Fig. in a bad situation. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) Now I'm really in the soup. I broke Mrs. Franklin's window. I make a lot of mistakes. It's easy for me to get into the soup.
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in the soup

experiencing a difficult situation As soon as the airlines started to make a profit, they put themselves right back in the soup with a new round of mergers.
Usage notes: often used with right back, as in the example
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in the soup

In trouble, as in She mailed all the checks with the wrong postage, and now she's really in the soup. [Slang; late 1800s]
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in the soup

mod. in trouble. I’m in the soup with the boss.
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in the soup

Slang
Having difficulties; in trouble.
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