knee-deep

[nee-deep]
adjective
1.
reaching the knees: knee-deep mud.
2.
submerged or covered up to the knees: knee-deep in water.
3.
deeply embroiled; enmeshed; involved: knee-deep in trouble.

Origin:
1525–35

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knee-deep
 
adj (often foll by in)
1.  so deep as to reach or cover the knees: knee-deep mud
2.  a.  sunk or covered to the knees: knee-deep in sand
 b.  immersed; deeply involved: knee-deep in work

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Example sentences
There had been two days of rain, and the communication trenches were almost knee-deep in water.
There are few gators hereabouts, and no, you won't be camping in knee-deep water.
And to me there is nothing better than a bowl of chili in a bread bowl in the lodge after a day in knee-deep snow.
Instead he was knee-deep in office supplies--copier paper, pens, envelopes.
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