Definition of up to one's ears in in English:

up to one's ears in

phrase

informal
  • Very busy with.

    ‘I'm up to my ears in work here’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was up to my ears in work, and literally talking on two phones at once like a tycoon in an old movie.’
    • ‘The staff in our accounts department is getting so many orders that they're up to their ears in work.’
    • ‘We are up to our ears in taxes, but don't seem to be getting any benefits.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I came down with a horrible case of the flu and I've been in up to my ears in homework.’
    • ‘According to a debt management firm ‘one in three adults are up to their ears in debt.’’