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neck-deep

adjective

Definition of neck-deep

  1. 1 :  reaching as high as one's neck She stood in neck-deep water.

  2. 2 :  standing in something that reaches to one's neck —usually + in She was neck-deep in water. —often used figuratively We were neck-deep in work.


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neck-deep

adverb

Definition of neck-deep

  1. :  in something that reaches to one's neck She stood neck-deep in the water.


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