Could you let me know what does mean this "Need your hip waders to walk into a room" ?

Probably, someone talked a lot. and room is full of after someone talks.

And could you show me some examples including this expression?

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    Where did you come across this expression? Google doesn't get any hits on it. Mar 19 at 7:56
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    The phrase needs context and you should tell us, in the question, where you found it.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Mar 19 at 7:56
  • Is "waders" a typo? Is it WANDERS?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Mar 19 at 7:57
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    @Mari-LouA "hip waders" are hip-high waterproof leggings, typically used by anglers. Mar 19 at 9:51
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    The room could be full of any number of things you don't want to step in, literal or metaphorical. Macbeth used a metaphor of wading through blood, but he didn't have waders. But there is no way of knowing without the context.
    – Stuart F
    Mar 19 at 11:35

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The room is full of water

Hip waders are waterproof lower-body clothing that reach above the hips. They are often used by fishermen and others who need to walk into water but do not want to get wet.

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If the remark is intended literally, the room is flooded with water, e.g. after a river has overflowed.

Alternatively, the remark is intended figuratively, and the room has many things scattered around the floor, or many people in it.

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