knee-deep

[ nee-deep ]
/ ˈniˈdip /

adjective

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

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Origin of knee-deep

First recorded in 1525–35
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British Dictionary definitions for knee-deep

knee-deep

adjective

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