The famed high-speed "bullet train" in Japan got some unwanted attention from regulators last month after the driver briefly abandoned his controls to take a bathroom break — leaving the train and its 160 passengers to hurtle along the tracks at 93 miles-per-hour.
The train departed Tokyo Station at 7:33 a.m., bound for Shin-Osaka station. At 8:14, outside the city of Odawara southwest of Tokyo, the driver suffered a bout of abdominal distress.
Instead of stopping the train to run to the bathroom, he called in the conductor to occupy the control room for three minutes, until he was able to scramble back to his post.
"Many of our conductors are licensed to take the controls," Central Japan Railway public relations representative Ryumon Hashimoto said. "But this one wasn’t."
land：動詞，登陸；到岸；卸貨；釣上（魚等）；獲得；使陷於。例句：Even petty crimes can land you in prison for life.（即便犯下小罪也能讓你吃一輩子牢飯。）
in hot water：慣用語，陷入困境；惹上麻煩。例句：The actor was in hot water over his comment about feminism.（這名男星因有關女權主義的評論而惹禍上身。）
take a break：片語，暫時休息。