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See also: kneedeep
- Reaching up to the knees.
- 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 3, page 277:
- High above stood the ash-tree, its boughs covered with the toy-like bunches called "locks and keys;" and beyond spread the meadows, knee-deep with the verdant grass.
- Submerged to the knees.
- (figuratively, by extension) Deeply involved in something, or preoccupied with something.
reaching up to the knees