In deep water 陷入困境

更新时间 2012年 6月 27日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间12:00
A man tries to cycle through flood water

A man struggles to pedal his bicycle through flood water in Florida, USA. Photo: Reuters/Phil Sears

In deep water 陷入困境

如果说某人 in deep water 那就是说此人陷入困境或处于水深火热之中。


Although Florida is known as the ‘Sunshine State’, it is often affected by tropical cyclones – weather systems which produce heavy rain and strong winds. Depending on the location and strength, these storms are sometimes called typhoons or hurricanes. The recent tropical storm – named ‘Debby’ – passed across the region and nearly 50cm of rain fell in just two days.

尽管佛罗里达州被称为 “ 阳光州 ”, 它常常受到热带旋风的影响,产生大雨和强风。根据不同的位置和强度 , 这些风暴有时被称为台风和飓风。最近的这次被称为 Debby 的热带风暴横扫该地区,仅仅两天之内降雨量就达到了 50 厘米。


We’re going to be in deep water if the bank can’t authorize our loan.

I'll be in deep water unless I pass all three exams.

She left her brother’s laptop on the train! She’s really going to be in deep water with him.


另一个短语 to open the floodgates 意思是打开水闸,打开大门,也可以表示倾诉。

The court's decision could open the floodgates for large numbers of other cases involving human rights issues.


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