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Meaning of “knee-deep” in the English Dictionary

"knee-deep" in British English

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knee-deepadjective

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