One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very busy with.‘I'm up to my ears in work here’
- ‘The staff in our accounts department is getting so many orders that they're up to their ears in work.’
- ‘I came down with a horrible case of the flu and I've been in up to my ears in homework.’
- ‘We are up to our ears in taxes, but don't seem to be getting any benefits.’
- ‘I was up to my ears in work, and literally talking on two phones at once like a tycoon in an old movie.’
- ‘John is up to his ears in preparing for the march on Saturday - will be a long day.’
- ‘Jonah knows very well what a real story is because he was up to his ears in one of the biggest political scandals in history.’
- ‘I know you are all busy with your families, up to your ears in daily problem solving, and that the last thing you need is bad news.’
- ‘According to a debt management firm ‘one in three adults are up to their ears in debt.’’
- ‘Those of us in business are up to our ears in dealing with new types of Internet-based customer interactions.’
- ‘Other times, it can land you both up to your ears in big trouble.’
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