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Difference between Acquirement, Acquisition, Attainment and Accomplishment

Difference between Get into hot water and Pour cold water on someone

get into hot waterget into difficulty or trouble:

  • Mayor Rances could get into hot water if government state prosecutors make good their threat.

pour cold water on someone—(also: throw cold water on someone) discourage a person; curb smb.’s enthusiasm:

  • I could sense that he said it with care and honesty, not deliberately to pour cold water on me or my idea.

Cf.: be a cold shower to someonesaid of a surprisingly chilly reception, reaction, or response:

  • The small voter turnout was a cold shower to the League of Women Voters.