(in) up to (one's) eye(ball)s(redirected from in up to your eyeballs)
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(in) up to (one's) eye(ball)s
Extremely busy; deeply involved or engrossed (in or with something). I'd love to come for a pint, but I'm in up to my eyeballs with work for my class on Monday. John has been up to his eyes with the kids lately.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
*up to one's eyeballs
(in something) Go to up to one's neck (in something).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
up to your eyeballs
If you are up to your eyeballs in an unpleasant situation, you are very deeply involved in it. He was out of a job and up to his eyeballs in debt. I simply won't have the time — I'm up to my eyeballs in work.
up to your eyes
If you are up to your eyes in work or in an unpleasant situation, you are very busy with it or are deeply involved in it. I'm afraid I'll be late getting back. I'm up to my eyes in work. He's up to his eyes preparing for the trip. By this time Walker was up to his eyes in debt.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
up to one’s eyeballsand up to one’s ears
mod. filled up with something. We are up to our eyeballs with trouble around here. She’s up to her ears in marriage proposals.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.