neck-deep

adjective

Definition of neck-deep

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : reaching as high as one's neck She stood in neck-deep water.
2 : standing in something that reaches to one's neck usually + inShe was neck-deep in water. often used figurativelyWe were neck-deep in work.

neck-deep

adverb

Definition of neck-deep (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Neck-deep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neck-deep. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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