in trouble with

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.
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.
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.
Many players had previously been in trouble with the law, with some arrested for car theft, vandalism and shoplifting.
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.