reaching the knees:
submerged or covered up to the knees:
knee-deep in water.
deeply embroiled; enmeshed; involved:
knee-deep in trouble.
so deep as to reach or cover the knees: knee-deep mud
(postpositive) often foll by in
1530s, from knee (n.) + deep (adj.).
Overwhelmed; oversupplied; very much involved; UP TO one’s ASS IN something: I never even tried to make money, and now I’m knee deep in the stuff (1940s+)
- Knee drop
noun 1. a wrestling attack in which a wrestler lifts his opponent and drops him onto his bent knee
[adjective nee-hahy; noun nee-hahy] /adjective ˈniˈhaɪ; noun ˈniˌhaɪ/ adjective 1. as high as the knees. noun 2. knee-highs, Also, knee highs, knee-hi’s, knee his. socks, stockings, or boots that cover the lower legs to just below the knees. adjective 1. another word for knee-deep (sense 1) 2. as high as the knee: a knee-high child […]
- Knee-elbow position
knee-elbow position n. A prone position in which the patient rests on the knees and elbows, assumed for a rectal or gynecologic examination or an operation. Also called genucubital position.
- Knee-high to a grasshopper
adjective phrase (Variations: bumblebee or duck or frog or mosquito or spit or splinter or toad may replace grasshopper) Very short or small, esp because young: He’s been smoking since he was knee-high to a grasshopper [1851+; knee high to a toad is found by 1814] Quite young, as in I haven’t seen him since […]