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up to your neck | up to your eyeballs

This page is about the idiom up to your neck | up to your eyeballs

Meaning

If you're up to your neck in something, or up to your eyeballs in something, you've got too much of it and it's become a problem.

For example

  • I'm up to my neck in emails and I don't think I can get away at the moment.

  • Christmas is the worst time at the animal shelter. We're always up to our eyeballs in stray dogs and cats.

Quick Quiz

If you're up to your neck in work, you

a. have a lot to do

b. have nearly finished it

c. need a bigger office

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey