get into trouble

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get into trouble

1. To get into a bad or dangerous situation. I think we might get into trouble if we try driving the car on that rickety bridge. If you ever get into trouble out in the water, wave both your arms so the lifeguard can see you.
2. To be reprimanded for something. I am definitely going to get into trouble with my mom if she finds out that I broke the vase. If I'm not home by curfew, I will get into trouble with my parents.
3. To get a woman pregnant outside of marriage. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "into." You're just 16 years old—if you aren't ready to raise a baby, then you better not do anything to get a girl into trouble.
See also: get, trouble

get someone into trouble

make (an unmarried woman) pregnant. dated euphemistic
See also: get, someone, trouble

get somebody into ˈtrouble

(old-fashioned) make a woman who is not married pregnant
See also: get, somebody, trouble
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Holyhead Coastguard received an emergency call yesterday afternoon reporting the teenager had got into trouble.
She said both Clark boys are ``good kids who got into trouble and made a dumb mistake.
At Miami, after one of their teammates was beaten to death last summer, eight players got into trouble over a period of months and were suspended.
Lawrence Phillips was not a second- or third-stringer at Nebraska when he got into trouble last year.