knee-deep in

*knee-deep in something

1. Fig. heavily involved in something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Right now, we are knee-deep in trouble.
2. Fig. having plenty of something. (*Typically: be ~; Stand ~.) We are knee-deep in orders and loving it.
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Rizal-Guadalupe intersection westbound and knee-deep in Edsa-Pasong Tamo tunnel in Makati City, and knee-deep in both directions of Rizal-R.
Within a matter of weeks he went from being knee-deep in paperwork to being knee-deep in bat droppings in a dank Borneo cave.
He said: 'We were told she was knee-deep in the mud and couldn't get out.
Part of a new pounds 130m sewerage system had failed, leaving them knee-deep in filthy water.
One strategy to keep young people in the North: Get them knee-deep in a business before they have a chance to leave.
April Reynolds's debut novel, Knee-Deep in Wonder, outlines a young woman's quest for the missing pieces that could help her demystify the puzzle of her family's history.
Reynolds is a gifted storyteller, whose obvious love for and skill with language make Knee-Deep in Wonder, winner of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation Award for work-in-progress, a welcome freshman to the school of fine literature.
That's been the reality for the last 30 to 40 years in this stretch of the Northeast San Fernando Valley, where a mere storm can force children to cross the road knee-deep in water and turn major thoroughfares into rivers.
The first elected sheriff since 1914, Baca already is knee-deep in dramatic management changes that include pruning the top command structure and redistributing the $1.
And even then, Rosenberg was knee-deep in community service.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, a onetime Brook Farm regular, took a crack in ``The Blithedale Romance,'' an acerbic portrait of what happens when Emersonian idealists suddenly find themselves knee-deep in manure.
Most of the downtown was knee-deep in water and snow-crusted ice, and parked cars were frozen in place.
When a blizzard of red tape and excuses left pedestrians knee-deep in snow on Memorial Bridge, Richard Sorcinelli did what three governments couldn't accomplish: He plowed the sidewalk.