Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.neck-deep - deeply involvedneck-deep - deeply involved; "neck-deep in work"; "up to their necks in debt"
involved - connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
This gave me a hint, and I went knee-deep, and sometimes neck-deep, in the red weed.
Why, I wanted the ADVENTURE of it; and I'd a waded neck-deep in blood to -- goodness alive, AUNT POLLY!"
The flood, which reached neck-deep or higher in some barangays, prompted residents to climb up to their rooftops for safety.
A mole in the institution tells Corridors that the man is neck-deep in fishy deals at the institution and ensures he gets 10 per cent kickbacks from all tenders there.
Amaan, 18, said his first day at a medical college in Mukkam, Kozhikode, was a 'devil's dance' as he, along with his friends, had to wade in neck-deep water before they could be evacuated by boat.
Recent releases by the Debt Management Office (DMO) shows that the country is so neck-deep in debt that going forward we might just have to devote close to 25 per cent of subsequent national budgets on debt servicing alone.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 29 (ANI): Setting new standards for "in-depth" reporting, a video showing a Pakistani journalist standing neck-deep in the water while delivering a live report on floods in country's Punjab province has gone viral.
Thurman won over Porter on points but not after being brought to neck-deep waters by the former Pacquiao sparring partner.
PML-N founder Nawaz Sharif is mired neck-deep in corruption cases while former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz too is facing a host of cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau besides there are cases against other senior party leaders.
Anil Chacko, another Dubai-based expat based said, "Our house is on slightly higher ground and the water is one feet deep in the house, but there's no way for my family to get out because they would be stepping down into deeper water - almost neck-deep." His family home is in Thiruvalla in the worst-hit Pathanamthitta district of the state.
She was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters, say residents of the southern Sablale town.