knee-high knee-high

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees
  2. (adv) up to the knees

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. One elderly Arrowsmith customer plunked down $65 for knee-high fire-engine-red boots with floppy tops and 2-in.
  2. To be effective, peacekeeping forces need to be towering buffers too intimidating for the combatants to challenge; this one is barely knee-high.
  3. She is 100% black leather, from the points of her high-collared vest to the toes of her knee-high boots.

News

  1. Corn Crop Hindered By Wet Weather

    Ed McNamara has been farming in Goodhue County for 36 years. As the old saying goes, he's used to seeing corn knee-high by the Fourth of July. This year, he may not see it at all. "We've had wet periods but we’ve always been able to get a crop in. This is the first time that we've ever not been able to get the whole crop in," McNamara said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota

  2. Defiance 8 | Jonathan Alder 2: Jonathan Alder falls to Defiance, Rivers

    Defiance left-hander Weston Rivers stands 6 feet 4, weighs 240 pounds and has an old-school look about him by wearing his stockings knee-high. He looks more imposing throwing an overhand fastball that tops out at 85 mph on the radar gun.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  3. Clarendon County man accused of killing Charleston area woman and two others had violent past in and out of prison

    NEW ZION -- About five miles east of Interstate 95 in Clarendon County, a two-lane road cuts through rows of wheat and stalks of knee-high corn.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

Quotes

  1. "Early in the game, he was throwing the ball knee-high with good velocity, nice and free and easy, and staying in his delivery," Francona said. "In the fifth, I thought his legs were starting to go."
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: USA Today

  2. "They've already beaten us once and they're undefeated," Team Canada coach Mike Babcock said. "I think you'd have to consider them the favorite." "If you guys believe Canada is the underdog, you should put on some knee-high boots...
    on Feb 28, 2010 By: Mike Babcock Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

  3. "It was like when my kids were knee-high (on) Christmas morning," KU coach Mark Mangino said of the players. "They were just grinning from ear to ear."
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Mark Mangino Source: Kansas City Star

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