waist-deep

[weyst-deep]
adjective
being at or rising to the level of the waist.

Origin:
1755–65

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Example sentences
Standing waist-deep in muddy water, they chew coca leaves to stave off
  exhaustion and hunger.
She remembers thinking she was going to die as the flood in her living room
  became waist-deep within a matter of minutes.
He stood waist-deep in the calm reef waters, one hand steadying the stern.
Participants enter waist-deep water where they can hug, kiss and play with the
  dolphins.
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