[nee-deep] /ˈniˈdip/

reaching the knees:
knee-deep mud.
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.).

adjective phrase

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+)


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