neck-deep

adjective

Definition of neck-deep 

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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 + in She was neck-deep in water. often used figuratively We 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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