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    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.

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    Quote Originally Posted by romelpanzer View Post
    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.
    It's not an idiom. It doesn't make sense to me.

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    Quote Originally Posted by romelpanzer View Post
    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.
    My "guess"/inference would be that the Congress is or would be getting into a much more detailed study or investigation than they would anticipate or desire.

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    (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.

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    (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.

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    To figure this one out, we'll need some more context. What was the discussion about? Who was blaming whom?

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    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.

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    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 doubt it. The BJP party is in India.

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    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    I see - should've checked it.

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    #10

    Re: Fishing in deep waters.

    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.

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