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up to one's ass in something

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(Variations: in alligators or in rattlesnakes may be added for emphasis) Deeply involved; overwhelmed: Every time I turn around we're up to our asses in something/ You're up to your ass in alligators, get a bigger alligator/ We're going to be up to our necks in soccer (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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