be knee-deep in

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be knee-deep in

1. To have an excessive amount of something. Thanks to that shipping error, we are knee-deep in T-shirts right now.
2. To be mired in something. We were knee-deep in mud when we heard something rustle in the high grass nearby.
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Tomkins, whose Hammers side were knee-deep in relegation trouble midway through the season, added: "They were actually doing worse than us at one stage.
ammers de were knee-deep in legation trouble midway rough the season, added: "They were actually doingorse than us at one stage.
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