be up to your neck in something

be up to your ˈneck in something

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be in something up to your ˈneck


1 have a lot of something to deal with: I’ve been up to my neck in job applications for weeks.
2 be deeply involved in something, especially something dangerous or criminal: He says he knows nothing about the drug smuggling, but the police are sure he’s in it (= trouble) up to his neck.
See also: neck, something, up