be up to (one's) eyeballs in (something)(redirected from they were up to their eyeballs in)
be up to (one's) eyeballs in (something)
To have too much of something; to be overwhelmed by something. I'm still unpacking, so I'm up to my eyeballs in boxes. If any of my guys get hurt at the construction site, I'll be up to my eyeballs in paperwork.
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be up to your ˈeyes/ˈeyeballs in somethinghave a lot of something to deal with: He was up to his eyes in debt.
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