Definition of knee-deep in English:

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Pronunciation: /niːˈdiːp/

adjective& adverb

1Of or at a depth or height to reach the knees: [as adjective]: the snow was almost knee-deep [as adverb]: his leg plunged knee-deep into the water
More example sentences
  • Nichola Richards was forced to shut the premises on Friday and Saturday, due to the store being knee-deep in water.
  • He and his family were awoken at about midnight to find themselves knee-deep in water after the storm drains overflowed.
  • She's still homeless - three months after she was left knee-deep in water by a freak flood at her terraced house.
1.1 [as adjective] Having more than one needs or wants of something: we shall soon be knee-deep in conflicting legal views
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  • In early 2000, I was knee-deep in business books, white papers, technology mags, and Harvard Business Reviews since I worked as an editorial consultant to high-tech and internet folks.
  • He has spent much of his career knee-deep in immigration data, figuring out ways to measure the population, crunching the numbers and analyzing their policy implications.
  • We are knee-deep in financial trouble and have no idea how we are going to get out of it.

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