in hot water

in hot water - в беде, в трудном положении

hot water - trouble; difficulty: 'is in political hot water; got into hot water'

land sb in hot water - доставить неприятности

[in the soup]
[up the creek]
[come to a sticky end]

Publishing photographs of Prince William strolling down to his local pub has landed a Sunday newspaper in hot water with St James's Palace.