deeply involved

neck-deep in work


up to their necks in debt

Similar to: ↑involved

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective (or adverb)
: sunk or absorbed or involved in something almost to the point of total submersion

was neck-deep in trouble — Time

: up to the limit of involvement

fell neck-deep into difficulties

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neck-deep «NEHK DEEP», adjective, adverb.
1. submerged up to the neck.
2. very much involved: »

The United States was neck-deep in political intrigue (New York Times).

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1 : reaching as high as your neck

She stood in neck-deep water.

2 : standing in something that reaches to your neck
— usually + in

She was neck-deep in water.

— often used figuratively

We were neck-deep in work. [=we were very busy]

neck-deep adv

She stood neck-deep in the water.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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