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in deep

 
1. Fig. deeply involved (with someone or something). Mary and Sam are in deep. Wilbur got in deep with the mob.
2. Fig. deeply in debt. (Often with with or to.) Willie is in deep with his bookie. I'm in deep to the department store.
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in deep

1. Seriously involved; far advanced. For example, He was in deep with the other merchants and couldn't strike out on his own, or She used her credit cards for everything, and before long she was in deep.
2. in deep water. Also, in over one's head. In trouble, with more difficulties than one can manage, as in The business was in deep water after the president resigned, or I'm afraid Bill got in over his head. These metaphoric expressions transfer the difficulties of being submerged to other problems. The first appears in Miles Coverdale's 1535 translation of the Book of Psalms (68:13): "I am come into deep waters." The second, which also can signify being involved with more than one can understand, dates from the 1600s. Also see over one's head.
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in deep

1. mod. deeply involved (with someone or something). Bart is in deep with the mob.
2. mod. deeply in debt. (Often with with or to.) Sam is in deep with his bookie.
See also: deep
References in classic literature ?
They seemed to be engaged in deep calculations of time and distance.
However, I didn't feel as if I were in deep water at first.
Their heads were the most foolish-looking things you ever saw, and they balanced on the ends of their tails in deep water when they weren't grazing, bowing solemnly to each other and waving their front flippers as a fat man waves his arm.
INS Sindhurakshak was rocked by explosions when the submarine was berthed in the dockyard, but the danger of the navy's ageing fleet of underwater boats meeting a mishap in deep sea is frighteningly real.
Manoeuvre of submarines in deep blue sea, followed by jackstay, a seamanship evolution carried out in very close proximity to enable transfer of stores and personnel from one ship to another while moving through the water also lent moments of thrills to the onlookers.