knee-deep








adjective

  1. reaching the knees: knee-deep mud.
  2. submerged or covered up to the knees: knee-deep in water.
  3. deeply embroiled; enmeshed; involved: knee-deep in trouble.

adjective

  1. so deep as to reach or cover the kneesknee-deep mud
  2. (postpositive often foll by in)
    1. sunk or covered to the kneesknee-deep in sand
    2. immersed; deeply involvedknee-deep in work
adj.

1530s, from knee (n.) + deep (adj.).

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