For almost a week, we have to deal with water, like rain, flood. So, that’s why today’s session will be about water.
1. To be in deep water
Meaning: to be in a difficult situation
Example: Having lost his passport, Finn is now in deep waters.
2. Blow (someone) out of the water
Meaning: defeat or humiliate a person
Example: If Quinn challenges Rachel’s ability to sing, Rachel’ll blow Quinn out of the water.
3. To be like a fish out of water
Meaning: to feel awkward or uncomfortable because of being unfamiliar with the surroundings
Example: Emma felt like a fish out of water among those high-society people.
4. Water under the bridge
Meaning: event that has already occurred and cannot be altered
Example: Mercedes, stop worrying about the national competition, it is water under the bridge now.
5. Hold water
Meaning: be logical, be sensible
Example: Puckerman can’t be in two places at once. His story doesn’t hold water.
6. In hot water
Meaning: needing discipline or correction
Example: Kurt took his pet to school, and now he’s in hot water. He could be suspended from class.
7. Dead in the water
Meaning: not competitive, not qualified to compete, no hope for the future
Example: Since Mr. Will Schuester left, this club has been dead in the water.
8. Come hell or high water
Meaning: no matter what happens
Example: Brittany will buy that gown, come hell or high water. She’s determined.
9. Throw cold water on
Meaning: discourage, because you lose the interest
Example: Don’t be negative, Santana. Don’t throw cold water on our regional competition plan.
10. Test the water
Meaning: check someone’s feeling, take a poll
Example: Tina always tests the water before she introduces a budget