take on water

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To be in an increasingly difficult or risky situation; to falter or begin to fail.
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While the heartland is chugging right along, the economies of Southern California and New England are still taking on water.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'take on water':

take on waterTo slowly fill with water, as due to a leak or being washed by high waves; to begin to sink.
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