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ankle-deep

[ang-kuh l-deep] /ˈæŋ kəlˈdip/
adjective
1.
high enough to reach or cover the ankles:
ankle-deep mud.
2.
deeply involved or entangled:
He is ankle-deep in financial troubles.
adverb
3.
as high as the ankles:
Rain water ran ankle-deep.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
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