To be in hot water

Do you know the English expression “to be in hot water“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Eddie: Have you heard about Will? He is in hot water with the boss.

Charlie: Yes, I heard about that. He lost three clients this week. No wonder the boss is angry.

Does it mean:

a) take a hot bath

b) be in trouble

c) be angry

d) be a bad worker

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) be in trouble