ankle-deep

[ ang-kuh l-deep ]
/ ˈæŋ kəlˈdip /
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adjective

high enough to reach or cover the ankles: ankle-deep mud.
deeply involved or entangled: He is ankle-deep in financial troubles.

adverb

as high as the ankles: Rain water ran ankle-deep.

Nearby words

  1. ankle boot,
  2. ankle jerk,
  3. ankle joint,
  4. ankle reflex,
  5. ankle sock,
  6. anklebone,
  7. anklet,
  8. anklung,
  9. ankus,
  10. ankylo-

Origin of ankle-deep

First recorded in 1755–65

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