be in the soup

be in the soup

To be in trouble or experiencing difficulties. The company will officially be in the soup if it loses money again this quarter. I was in the soup after I dented my mom's brand-new car.
See also: soup

be in the ˈsoup

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land yourself/somebody in the ˈsoup

(informal) be in, or get yourself or somebody into, trouble or difficulties: If we don’t get paid soon, we’ll be in the soup.I’ve really landed myself in the soup this time; I’ve crashed my father’s car.
See also: soup