Meaning of “knee-deep” in the English Dictionary

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"knee-deep" in British English

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knee-deepadjective

uk /ˌniːˈdiːp/ us /ˌniːˈdiːp/

(Definition of “knee-deep” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"knee-deep" in American English

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knee-deepadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈniˈdip/

reaching from the ground up to your knees:

The snow was knee-deep.
fig. I’m knee-deep in work (= have a lot of work).

(Definition of “knee-deep” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)