up to (one's) elbows (in something)

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up to (one's) elbows (in something)

Extremely busy (with something); deeply or overly involved (in something); possessing, filled up with, or overwhelmed by an excessive amount (of something). There's no way I can take a vacation right now, I'm up to my elbows in work at the moment! I only meant to be peripherally involved in David's business venture, but, before I knew it, I was in up to my elbows! Dana was worried she wouldn't find any work as an accountant working for herself, but she's up to her elbows in clients!
See also: elbow, up

up to your elbows in

1 with your hands plunged into something. 2 deeply involved in. informal
See also: elbow, up