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English definition of “knee-deep”

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.Measurements in general informal very involved in a difficult situation or large task: I'm knee-deep in paperwork.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
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