What does 'Up to the eyes' mean?
Meaning: You you are up to your eyes in something, you are deeply involved or to have too much of something like work. ('Up the neck', 'up to the eyeballs' and 'up to the ears' are also used.)
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Cry your eyes out
- Up to your eyes
- All eyes on me
- Easy on the eyes
- Roll your eyes
- Keep your eyes peeled
- Stars in your eyes
- Bedroom eyes
- A fresh pair of eyes
- Pull the wool over someone's eyes
- Eyes are bigger than one's stomach
- Scales fall from your eyes
- Sight for sore eyes
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