up to (one's) neck in (something)

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up to (one's) neck in (something)

Having too much of something; overwhelmed by something. I'm still unpacking my new house, so I'm just up to my neck in boxes. If any of my guys get hurt at the construction site, I'll be up to my neck in paperwork.
See also: neck, up

up to your neck in

1 heavily involved in something onerous or unpleasant. 2 very busy with. informal
See also: neck, up