Origin of knee-deep
Examples from the Web for knee-deep
He advised him to stock up on food and rubber boots for the knee-deep mud trails.
Suddenly we are knee-deep in full length-biographies of President Eisenhower.
Emanuel was knee-deep in a higher priority Monday, an ongoing teachers strike.Joe Ricketts’s Super-PAC Attacks True Victim: Wrigley Field|James Warren|September 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My favorite threat is that I will be thrown in the River Miljacka, which is at most knee-deep, with my feet bound in cement.
They sprang out into the knee-deep water and held fast to the boat while the foam boiled into her.Masters of the Wheat-Lands|Harold Bindloss
This is the Luhgur (Logar) water, knee-deep in winter at the ford but spreading in flood with the spring-rains.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Here all was found as they had left it, save that the entrance was knee-deep in pumice-dust.Blown to Bits|R.M. Ballantyne
The men who were endeavoring to do the heavier portion of clearing, were knee-deep in the drift.Hester's Counterpart|Jean K. Baird
The pen, too, was knee-deep in soft muck and was as dark as a dungeon.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|Charles Asbury Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for knee-deep
- sunk or covered to the kneesknee-deep in sand
- immersed; deeply involvedknee-deep in work