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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Large portions of flood-prone areas, such as Malabon, Valenzuela and Marikina cities, were knee-deep in water, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
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.
We will either be wearing sandals and knee-deep in confetti or wellies and knee-deep in mud.
Much of the city is knee-deep in water, wreaking havoc on life and trade.
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.
Goldy Bear, Colorado caterer and crime-solver, is up to her old tricks--she's knee-deep in quesadillas and killers in Davidson's latest culinary mystery.
She said I am not black if I'm knee-deep in Backstreet Boys hoopla!
The president of the shell gatherers association of Bolivar stands mired knee-deep in mud, searching for those scarce shells, which are prized by local restaurateurs.
IN A WORLD THAT SEEMS TO BE AT LEAST KNEE-deep in evil and selfishness, it may be difficult to believe that we are surrounded by good people, more than a few of whom are, in fact, saints.
Rizal-Guadalupe intersection westbound and knee-deep in Edsa-Pasong Tamo tunnel in Makati City, and knee-deep in both directions of Rizal-R.
And weather experts fear we could be knee-deep in snow by the weekend.
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.