knee-deep knee-deep

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) coming only to the ankle or knee
  2. (adv) up to the knees

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Government inefficiency, corruption and the intransigence of local populations has left the city knee-deep in trash.
  2. Mingwu is knee-deep in Nirvana.
  3. There he stood for 15 minutes, knee-deep on the hissing shingle.

News

  • The Last Butterfly: Saving an America Beauty From Extinction

    The survival of a spectacular American species depends this week on a small band of volunteers wandering in the dense tropical hardwood hammock of the Florida Keys. Despite the heat and humidity, the searchers must wear heavy jackets, gloves, face masks, and other protective gear to keep off the swarming mosquitoes. It’s backcountry work, often knee-deep in the water, constantly scanning for ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "No, we won't be announcing Bilbo for a little while," Jackson said. "We're starting to think about casting, but we're knee-deep in the script right now. And when we do go to actors, they're probably going to ask to see a script, so we're...
    on Jul 17, 2009 By: Peter Jackson Source: ComingSoon.net

  2. Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of Unite, said: "While ordinary working people struggle to make ends meet, BP's boardroom is wading through knee-deep profits. It is high time that our government moved to stop these fuel corporates picking the...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Tony Woodley Source: InTheNews.co.uk

  3. "We were knee-deep in snow and on the fifth take, Michelle and I were tobogganing down the hill - we were supposed to fall off, having a fun time. But Michelle was screaming in pain. She'd twisted her knee, she was pretty much on crutches for the...
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Heath Ledger Source: Courier Mail

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