The condition of being in need of immediate assistance
A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition
A hot-water pipe f should run along both sides of the pathway, close to the front ledge of the lowest beds.
In the old days there was a hand pump in the kitchen and no hot water you didn't boil yourself.
It could get you in hot water.
She sank into the hot water.
Her first shower in days made her want to stay in the hot water forever, until one of the men staying at the hostel entered the bathroom.