词汇掌故:和Water相关的表达

    Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.
    现在是美国之音慢速英语词汇掌故节目。

    Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.
    关于水的表达几乎和水本身一样常见。但很多包含水的表达都有不愉快的含义。

    The expression "to be in hot water" is one of them. It is a very old expression. "Hot water" was used five-hundred years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing extremely hot wate