One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Seriously or heavily involved, especially in something considered controversial or undesirable.‘they are donkey deep in this whole sordid affair’
- ‘Frank has sunk donkey deep into crime while trying to earn the capital to go straight.’
- ‘Any discussion of policies and issues gave way to the suspicion the Prime Minister was donkey deep in a conspiracy.’
- ‘It turns out that he was donkey deep in efforts to help this property developer well beyond supporting him for citizenship.’
- ‘The defence lawyer and her youthful smarty-pants cohorts might have been donkey deep in murder most foul, but they were not entirely guilty.’
- ‘His boss is in donkey deep with Hollywood, so Joyce needs to be on side with them.’
- ‘A senior political adviser working was donkey deep in the attempt to embarrass the then Labour leader.’
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