[ ang-kuh l-deep ]
/ ˈæŋ kəlˈdip /


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


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


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Origin of ankle-deep

First recorded in 1755–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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