in hot water


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in hot water

In trouble, and likely to be reprimanded.
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He landed in hot water for his outburst after defeat to Dons last month, insisting McLean shouldn't ref games involving Killie as his dad, Stuart, was a club legend.
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London, Feb 8( ANI ): Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli's knack of inviting troubles once again landed the Italian forward in hot water as he had a standoff in Milan with the police cops over parking his car at the wrong place.