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knee-deep

adjective uk   /ˌniːˈdiːp/ us  
If you are knee-deep in a substance, it reaches up to your knees: We walked through the field, knee-deep in mud. informal very involved in a difficult situation or large task: I'm knee-deep in paperwork.
Translations of “knee-deep”
in Chinese (Traditional) 深及膝的, 深陷其中的, 忙著的…
in Russian по колено…
in Turkish diz boyu derinlikte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 齐膝深的, 深陷其中的, 忙着的…
in Polish po kolana, do kolan…
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