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in Dutch (with someone)
In trouble; having triggered someone's disapproval. Mom knows you snuck out, so you're in Dutch now! You'll be in Dutch with your teacher if you don't hand in this assignment on time.
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*in Dutch (with someone)
in trouble with someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I'm in Dutch with my parents for my low grades. You're in Dutch quite often, it seems.
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In trouble or disfavor, as in If I don't finish on time I'll really be in Dutch. This expression may allude to the stern reprimands of a Dutch uncle. [Slang; c. 1850]
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in DutchAMERICAN, OLD-FASHIONED
If you are in Dutch, you are in trouble. Maybe he was in Dutch again and this time they offered him the chance of paying his debt by chasing me out of town. Doug wants to get Manatelli in Dutch with his boss.
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in Dutchin trouble. US informal, dated
1939 Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep And for that amount of money you're willing to get yourself in Dutch with half the law enforcement of this country?
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mod. in trouble. I didn’t want to get in Dutch with you.
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In disfavor or trouble.
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