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in the soup

In trouble. We're going to be in the soup if we don't deliver this on time.
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*in the soup

Fig. in a bad situation. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) Now I'm really in the soup. I broke Mrs. Franklin's window. I make a lot of mistakes. It's easy for me to get into the soup.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the soup

In trouble, as in She mailed all the checks with the wrong postage, and now she's really in the soup. [Slang; late 1800s]
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in the soup

OLD-FASHIONED
If someone or something is in the soup, they are in trouble. She's landed herself in the soup again with her unwise remarks. A recession could put oil markets right back in the soup.
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in the soup

in trouble. informal
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in the soup

mod. in trouble. I’m in the soup with the boss.
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in the soup

Slang
Having difficulties; in trouble.
See also: soup
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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