English version

troubled waters

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtroubled waterstroubled watersa difficult situation, especially where there is a lot of disagreement and problems We don’t want to enter the troubled waters of race and religion.pour oil on troubled waters (=try to make an angry situation calmer) troubled
Examples from the Corpus
troubled watersThis particular fish was very shortly going to find itself in exceedingly troubled waters.The Oxford oar presented as a momento, will help bail him out of any troubled waters he's yet to encounter.We don't need to enter the troubled waters of religious truth-claims.After just half an hour in the pool, it was back to the troubled waters of the Foreign Office.
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