drop (one) in it

(redirected from drop one in it)

drop (one) in it

To embarrass one, often by revealing unflattering information. Primarily heard in UK. When Paul told the boss about my role in the printing mishap, he really dropped me in it.
See also: drop

drop someone in it

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone drops you in it, they cause trouble for you, especially by telling someone about something wrong that you have done or something that is embarrassing for you. He was dropped right in it by his own officials who admitted that they do not know what he is talking about. By the time the police caught up with him, his mates had already dropped him in it.
See also: drop, someone

drop someone in it

place someone in an embarrassing or awkward situation. informal
See also: drop, someone

drop somebody ˈin it

(British English, informal) put somebody in an embarrassing situation, especially by telling a secret that you should not have told: Don’t mention Paul to my parents or you’ll really drop me in it — I haven’t told them about him yet. OPPOSITE: get somebody off the hook
See also: drop, somebody