In the lyrics of the Coasters' 1959 song "Poison Ivy" there are the lines

She comes on like a rose but everybody knows
She'll get you in Dutch
Now you can look but you better not touch

The song is apparently about a woman who transmits a venereal disease and my question is:

What does "she'll get you in Dutch" mean?

closed as general reference by mplungjan, JeffSahol, Kristina Lopez, Hellion, tchrist May 2 '13 at 22:42

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A glance at wiktionary's entry for in Dutch shows:

(idiomatic, dated) In trouble or in disfavor [eg] He got in dutch with City Manager George Schrader when he made some ill-chosen remarks.

Also see the previously-mentioned questions, Is “Dutch wife” one of those “Dutch words”?.

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