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

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Contributor: Matt Errey