ankle-deep

[ang-kuh l-deep]
adjective
  1. high enough to reach or cover the ankles: ankle-deep mud.
  2. deeply involved or entangled: He is ankle-deep in financial troubles.
adverb
  1. as high as the ankles: Rain water ran ankle-deep.

Origin of ankle-deep

First recorded in 1755–65
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