The photo above is of a street sign in Madrid, Spain. Can you infer what a "berenjena" is? It's an eggplant and a "berenjenal" is an eggplant patch. The idiom "meterse en un berenjenal" literally is "to get into an eggplant patch," but it translates as "to get into hot water" or "to get into a scrape." If you follow Señora Bozzone's rules and procedures, you will stay out of eggplant patches!