up to one's neck in

Definition of up to one's neck in

  1. :  deeply involved in or affected by (something) She's up to her neck in work. He's up to his neck in debt.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

neckplay
  1. :  the part of an animal that connects the head with the body

    :  the siphon of a bivalve mollusk (such as a clam)

    :  the part of a garment that covers or is next to the neck

  1. :  to kiss and caress amorously

    :  to reduce in diameter

    :  to engage in amorous kissing and caressing


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