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Meaning of knee-deep

knee-deep

Pronunciation: (nē'dēp'), [key]
— adj.
  1. reaching the knees: knee-deep mud.
  2. submerged or covered up to the knees: knee-deep in water.
  3. deeply embroiled; enmeshed; involved: knee-deep in trouble.
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