Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “be up to your ears in sth”

See all translations

be up to your ears in sth

to be very busy, or to have more of something than you can manage: I'm up to my ears in work. She's up to her ears in debt.
Translations of “be up to your ears in sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙於…, 埋頭於…, 深陷於……
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙于…, 埋头于…, 深陷于……
(Definition of be up to your ears in sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

justice

fairness in the way people are dealt with

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More