up to one's eyeballs
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(in) up to (one's) eye(ball)s
Extremely busy; deeply involved or engrossed (in or with something). I'd love to come for a pint, but I'm in up to my eyeballs with work for my class on Monday. John has been up to his eyes with the kids lately.
up to (one's) eyeballs (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 eyeballs in work at the moment! I only intended to be peripherally involved in David's business venture, but, before I knew it, I was in up to my eyeballs! Dana was worried she wouldn't find any work as an accountant working for herself, but she's up to her eyeballs in clients!
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up to one’s eyeballsand up to one’s ears
mod. filled up with something. We are up to our eyeballs with trouble around here. She’s up to her ears in marriage proposals.
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