be up to (one's) eyebrows in (something)(redirected from they were up to their eyebrows)
be up to (one's) eyebrows in (something)
To have too much of something; to be overwhelmed by something. We're still unpacking our new house, so we're just up to our eyebrows in boxes. If any of my guys get hurt at the construction site, I'll be up to my eyebrows in paperwork.
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