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Expression is about water are almost discutment as water itself ,
but many of the expression useing water have an present meanings .
The expression to be in "hot water "is one of them ,
it is a very old expression ,"hot water "with used five hundrud years ago
to mean being in trouble .
One stroy says it got that meaning from the custom of floring a
boreing water ? on anemys a ? a casalt , that is no longer the
custom ,but we still get in hot water .
when we are in hot water ,we are in trouble .It can be any kind of
trouble ,serious and not so serious a person who bresk a low can be in
hot water with the police ;a boy can be in hot water with he's mother ,
if he comes in to the house with dirty wet shoes .
Being in deep water is almost the same ? be in hot waters ,
when you in deep water ,you are in difficulty .
Imaging a swimer in water over his hand who can not reach the ? ,
you are in deep water when you a facing a problem that you do not have a ? to solve ,the problem is too deep for you ,you can be in deep
water .For example if you in west in s? without konwing anything about ? parket ,to keep your head above water is a ? expression ,
that means stay out of ? ,a compeny that can keep it had above water can servile economic ? times.Water over the dem is in expression about a ? it is something that is over and ? it can not to changed ,
the expression comes from the idear that water that has ? over ? cannot be ? ,when a friend is troblou by a mistaked as ? you might teld him to forget about, you said it is water over the dam.
Another ? expression to hold water is about ? or ? of an idear opinian or acument it probability comes from the way of the tasting the condition of a ? If it can hold water it's strong, the expression is use the same way to describe an idear or ? .If the ? can hold water ,it's ? and strong without any hores .If it dose not hold water then it's weak and can not be ? , pouring cold water on also ? expression ? with idear or propesal ,it means not to like get idear .For example , you want to by a new computer so you can do some home work at home ,but you wafe pouring cold the water on the idear because a computer costs too much .

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Expressions) about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meaning. 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 boiling water down on animals attacking )cattle. That is no long the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks) a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he come into the house with dirty white shoes.

"Being in deep water" is almost the same as "Being in hot water". When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You) can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stock without knowing anything about stock market.

"To keep your head above water" is a colorful expression that means stay out of death. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard time.

"Water over the dam" is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made, you may tell him to forget about it. You say "It is water over the dam".

Another common expression "to hold water" is about the strength or weakness) of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe) an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it solid and strong without any hole. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

"Throwing cold water" also is an expression that deals with idea or supposal. It meaning not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.

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Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself .but many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings .The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is the very oldest expression hot water was used 500 years ago), to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of boiling water down enemies) (attacking a castle). That is no longer the custom but we still get in hot water .when we are in hot water we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother, if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes. be in deep water is almost the same as be in hot water .when you are in deep water you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore .you are in deep water ,when you are in facing the problem you do not have the ability to solve a problem is too deep for you .you can be in deep water for example if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market to keep your head above water, is a colorful expression that means staying out of date a company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hot times water over the dam is expression about a pass event it is something that is over under dim is .it can not be changed .its expression that from the idea that water that has fallen the dam.can not be broken back again.when a friend in trouble by strike) his mind ,you might tell him to forget about it .you say it is water over the dam.another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of the .idea opinion or argument it probably comes from the way of tasting the condition of candiner if they can hold water ,it is strong. This expression is used the same way idea or argument..if you argument can hold water ,it is solid and strong without any holes if it does not hold water ,then it is weak and can not be proved .throughing cold water also is an expression deals idea or proposals it means not like the idea .for example you want to buy a new computer ,so you can do some of your work at home .but your wife through cold water on the idea because computer costs too much.
This voa special English program words and their stories was written by Marrlin Chrisgrol. I am phiff glaffith.
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Now the VOA special English program: words and their stories.
Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.
The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean be in trouble. One story said it got that meaning from the custom of flowing the boiling water down on enemies on attacking on castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a low can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother, if he comes into house with dirty wet shoes.
Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head, who can not reach the ashore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing any thing in stock market.
To keep your head above water is a colourful expression that means staying out of debt. A company can keep your head above water, can survive economic hard times.
Water over the dam an expression about a pass event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he’s made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say:” is the water over the dam”.
Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of tasting the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or an argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water then it is weak and it can not be proved.
Throwing cold water is also an expression that to deal with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer so that you can do some of your works at home. But your wife throws the cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.
This is VOA special English program words and their stories .Was written by M.C. I am F.L.
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Now the VOA special English program: words and their stories.
Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.
The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean be in trouble. One story said it got that meaning from the custom of flowing the boiling water down on enemies on attacking on castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a low can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother, if he comes into house with dirty wet shoes.
Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head, who can not reach the ashore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing any thing about stock market.
To keep your head above water is a colourful expression that means staying out of debt. A company can keep your head above water, can survive economic hard times.
Water over the damn IS
expression about a pass event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he’s made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say:” is the water over the dam”.
Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of tasting the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or an argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water then it is weak and it can not be proved.
Throwing cold water is also an expression that to deal with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of your works at home. But your wife throws the cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.
This is VOA special English program words and their stories .Was written by M.C. I am F.L.
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Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself, buy many of the expressions of using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on an enemy attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water when we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore! You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

Water over the dam is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has falling over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake is made, you might tell him to forget about it, you say it is the water over the dam.

Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container. If it can hold water it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

Throwing cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas and proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.

This VOA special English program words and stories was written by M.C. I am F.O.
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Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself,but many of the expressions useing water have unplesant meanings.

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 boiling water dawn on enimies attacking a castle.That is no longer the custom,but we still get in hot water.When we are in hot water,we are in tuouble.It can be any kind of trouble,serious and not so serious.A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police;a boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.
Being in deep water is almost the same as being hot water.When you are in deep water you are in dificrlt.Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore.You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve.The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water,for example,if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

'To keep your head' above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt.A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

'Water over the dam' is an expression about a past event.It is something that is over and done with.It can not be changed.The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again.When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made,you might tell him to forget about it,you say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression 'to hold water' is about the strength or weakness of an diea,opinion,or argument.It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container,if it can hold water it is strong.The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument.If the argument can hold water,it is solid and strong without any holes.If is does not hold water,then it is weak and can not be proved.

'Throwing cold water' also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals.It means not to like an idea/.For example,you want to buy a new computer,so you can do some of your work at home.But your wife throws cold water on the idea,because the computer costs too much.

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A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he come into the house with dirty wet shoes.
Being in deep water was almost the same as being in hot water,when you are in deep water you are in difficulty.Image a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore.you are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve,the problem is too deep for you,you can be in deep water for example,if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.To keep your head abover water is a colorful expression that means"staying out of debt" ,a company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.
"water over the dam"is an expression about a past event.it is something that is over and done with,it can not be changed.the expression comes from the idea that water that has flow over the dam can not be brought back again.When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made,you might tell him to forget about it,you say,it is water over the dam.
Another common expression "to hold water"is about the strike or weekness of an idea,opinion or argument.it probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container.if it can hold water,it is strong.the expression is used the same way to describe any idea or argument,if the argument can hold water,it is solide and strong without any holes.If it does not hold water,then it is weak and can not be proved.
"throwing cold water"also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals.it means not to like the iead.For example,you want to buy an new computer,so can do some of your work at home.But your wife
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

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 boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious, and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty, wet shoes.

"Being in deep water" is almost the same as "being in hot water". When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore, you are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep you head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

"Water over a dam" is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and down with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he had made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say "It is water over a dam."

Another common expression "to hold water" is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If an argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

"Throwing cold water" also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of you work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by MC. I'm ...
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself, but many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression 'to be in hot water' is one of them. It is a very old expression. 'Hot water' was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of flowing boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble: serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty, imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

'To keep your head above water' is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

'Water over the dam' is an expression about a past event.It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he is made, you might tell him to forget about it, you say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression 'to hold water' is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

'Throwing cold water' is also an expression that deals with ideas and proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiana. I'm Faith Lepidus.
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Now the voa special english program words and their stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself, but any of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of flowing boiling water down an enemy attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. when we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of dust. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

Water over the dam is an expression about a past event, It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes form the idea that water that has falling over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake is made, you might tell him to forget about it, you say it is the water over the dam.

Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or wickness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container. If it can hold water it is strong. The expression is use the same way to discribe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it is not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

Throwing cold water is also an expression that deals with ideas and proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy an new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.

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Now the voa special english program words and stories.

Expression about water are almost as common as water itself, but any of the expression of using water have unpleasant meanings. The expression to be hot water is one of them. It is very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean be in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of flowing boiling water down an enemy attacking a castle. That is no longer custom,but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police, a boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have ability ti solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water' is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

'Water over the dam' is an expression about a past event, It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he's made, you might tell him to forget about it, you say it is / water over the dam.

Another common expression 'to hold water' is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container. If it can hold water it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it is not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

'Throwing cold water' is also an expression that deals with ideas and proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.


This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Expression about water are almost the common as water itself.But many of the expression using water has unpleasant meanings.The expession to be in hard water is one of them.It is very old of the expression.Hard water with used five handred years ago to mean being in trouble.

One story says it get that meaning from customs of throwing boiling water done on enemies are attacking a casstle.That is no longer the customs,but we still get in hard water.When we are in hard water we are in trouble.It can be any kind of trouble,serious and not serious.

A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with unpleasant.A boy can be in hard water with his mother if he is coming his house with the dirty shoes.Being in deep water is almost the same as been hard water.When you are in deep water you are in difficulty.Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore.You are in deep water when you are facing the problem that you do not happy the ability to solve.

The problem is deep for you,you can be in deep water,for example,if you in vest in storks without knowing anything about the storks market.To keep your head above water is colourful expression that means stay out of debt.A company that can keeps its head above water can survive economic hard times.Water over the dam is the expression about a past event.It is something that is over and done with it can not be changed.

The Expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over the dam can not be brougt back again.When a friend is trouble by my storks are made you might tell him to forget about it.You say it is water over the dam,another common expression to hold water is about the strenths or weakness of my idea, opinion or argument. It's probably comes from the way of testing condition of the container if it can hold water it is strong.Expression is used same way to discrible an idea or argument.If the argument can hold water it is solid and strong without any holes.If it does not hold water then it is weak and can not be proved.

Throwing cold water also expression deal with ideas or proposals, it means not to like an idea.For example,you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of your work at home.But your wife throws cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.

This is VOA special English program Words and Stories,was written by Marylio Christino,I am Faith Lapdus.
Now the VOA Special English Program: Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. By many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother, if he comes into the house with the dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who cannot reach the shore. You are in deep water, when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you, you can be in deep water. For example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt, a company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

Water over the dam is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with it cannot be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam cannot be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made, you might tell him to forget about it, you say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to discribe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and cannot be proved.

Throwing cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home, but your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.
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Expression about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meaning. The experession "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 boiling water down on animals attacking a cattle. That is no long the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who break a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he come into the house with dirty white shoes.

"Being in deep water" is almost the same as "Being in hot water". When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. Yor can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stock without knowing anything about stock market.

"To keep your head above water" is a colorful expression that means stay out of death. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard time.

"Water over the dam" is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made, you may tell him to forget about it. You say "It is water over the dam".

Another common expression "to hold water" is about the strength or weekness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to discribe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it solid and strong without any hole. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

"Throwing cold water" also is an expression that deals with idea or supposal. It meaning not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.
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