Dear sir, The other day I heard on TV, during a political discussion, one of the speakers (BJP member) rebutting the opponent by saying: " they (the Congress people) are fishing in deep waters". I couldn't find this idiom in any dictionary. Is it an idiom? If so, what is it's meaning. I couldn't guess its meaning through context.
(to) fish in troubled waters
Fig. to involve oneself in a difficult, confused, or dangerous situation, especially with a view to gaining an advantage.
a) Frank is fishing in troubled waters by buying more shares of that company. They are supposed to be in financial difficulties.
b) The company could make more money by selling armaments abroad, but they would be <b>fishing in troubled waters</b>.
waters - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
(to) be in deep water
to be in a difficult situation which is hard to deal with
We're going to be in deep water if the bank refuses to authorize a bigger loan.
To figure this one out, we'll need some more context. What was the discussion about? Who was blaming whom?
In my opinion, the Congress is doing something dangerous, something that can cause a storm of indignation on the part of the people of the United States.
I'm guessing they're talking about the US government's monitoring of everyone's Internet activities, etc.
I see - should've checked it.
Yes, this is about the Congress Party in India, not the US Congress. A BJP leader, on a TV discussion, told Indian congress Party leader (another panelist on discussion panel) when the latter criticized the surfacing rift in BJP over issue of Modi and Advani.