in (too) deep

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in (too) deep

informal
: in a difficult situation that one cannot get out of
  • He wanted to get out of the deal, but he was in too deep.

Word by Word Definitions

too play
  1. : besides, also

  2. : to an excessive degree : excessively

  3. : to such a degree as to be regrettable

deep play
  1. : extending far from some surface or area: such as

  2. : extending far downward

  3. : extending well inward from an outer surface

  1. : to a great depth : deeply

  2. : far on : late

  3. : near the outer limits of the playing area

  1. : a vast or immeasurable extent : abyss

  2. : the extent of surrounding space or time

  3. : ocean


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