in trouble

*in trouble

1. in danger; in difficulty; due for punishment. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) If you don't be quiet, you're going to be in trouble. The company was in trouble for months, and then went bankrupt.
2. Euph. pregnant and unmarried. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) They had to get married. She was in trouble. She'll be in trouble before long, if she doesn't quit running around like that.
See also: trouble
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However, if the detainees get in trouble with local law enforcement departments, then it is likely that they will wind up back in the York County prison and the county will lose the revenues but will not be able to cut costs.
Mr Nally had never been in trouble in his life and it is quite obvious he was forced to take such drastic action.
0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble.
To avoid getting in trouble down the line as a result of delivering assistance in living (AIL) services in existing independent living units, ask yourself six tough questions now, and answer them from the perspective of the years 2005 through 2010:
A legal permanent resident, he was raised in America and did well until high school when he got in trouble with a gang.
But he was a clean-cut boy who attended school and had never been in trouble with the law.
He's a person who's twenty-one years old, never in trouble in his life," says Berman.
The toll has risen so alarmingly that, according to news reports, border patrol guards are now receiving training in first aid and carrying water and high-energy bars to aid those in trouble.
Many players had previously been in trouble with the law, with some arrested for car theft, vandalism and shoplifting.
When a girl gets in trouble, Vera stops by and takes care of the matter.
He's always getting in trouble, and the reason is that he focuses on himself.
She said the kings, in exchange for the proceeds, agree to help the peddlers if they get in trouble with the law.
However, Peretz said the teen has not been in trouble with the law before.
I will predict, and I get in trouble making predictions, but I don't see the subway going beyond Western (Avenue)," Riordan said.