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    #1

    Jerry was standing in the water half as deep as his height.

    1) Jerry was standing in the water half as deep as his height.

    2) Jerry was standing in the water deep up to his chest.

    3) Jerry was standing in the water with his head and chest out of the water.

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    #2

    Re: Jerry was standing in the water half as deep as his height.

    "Jerry was standing in [the] water up to his waist." (... if you want the midpoint of a normal human.).

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    #3

    Re: Jerry was standing in the water half as deep as his height.

    For number 2: Jerry was standing in chest-high water.
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    #4

    Re: Jerry was standing in the water half as deep as his height.

    You could say "Peter was standing in water up to his chest". Don't use "deep" in that sentence.
    You could say "Peter was standing in the water. It was chest-deep."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Jerry was standing in the water half as deep as his height.

    A condensed alternate could be "Peter was standing in waist-deep/chest-deep water."
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