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get yourself in Dutch

2017年07月18日 | 英語の本を読む
ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。
You ought to understand how any copper would feel about a cover-up like this, he said. You'll have to make statements of all of it-at least for the files. I think it may be possible to keep the two killings separate and to keep General Sternwood's name out of both of them. Do you know why I'm not tearing your ear off?
No. I expected to get both ears torn off.
What are you getting for it all?
Twenty-five dollars a day and expenses.
That would make fifty dollars and a little gasoline so far.
About that.
He put his head on one side and rubbed the back of his left little finger along the lower edge of his chin.
And for that amount of money you're willing to get yourself in Dutch with half the law enforcement of this county?
"get yourself in Dutch" は慣用句に違いありません。辞書を見ます。
・Oxford English Dictionary: In trouble.: he's been getting in Dutch at school
・McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs: in trouble with someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I'm in Dutch with my parents for my low grades. You're in Dutch quite often, it seems.
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