in trouble with (someone)

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in trouble with (someone)

In someone's disfavor due to a particular offense or wrongdoing, especially one that will result in punishment. I'm in trouble with my parents for sneaking out last night. You'll be in trouble with Mrs. Johnson if you don't hand in your book report on time.
See also: trouble

in trouble with

In difficulties with someone, especially an authority. For example, If they don't shovel their walk, they'll be in trouble with their neighbors. This idiom is also put as get in or into trouble with , as in Watch what you say or you'll get into trouble with the teacher. [Mid-1500s] Also see hot water; in a fix.
See also: trouble