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English definition of “be up to your neck (in sth)”

be up to your neck (in sth)

informal
to be very busy: I'd like to help, but I'm up to my neck at the moment.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
(Definition of be up to your neck (in sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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