Definition of up to the (or one's) eyeballs in English:

up to the (or one's) eyeballs

phrase

informal
  • Used to emphasize the extreme degree of an undesirable situation.

    ‘he's up to his eyeballs in debt’
    • ‘Most humans do not find themselves up to their eyeballs in situations like this.’
    • ‘It is all right to be flooded up to your eyeballs, it is happening in Spain and France.’
    • ‘But that's why you're up to your eyeballs in debt in the first place.’
    • ‘There's nothing very glitzy or glamorous about struggling to put up a big tent in a high wind with freezing rain trickling down your neck and mud up to your eyeballs.’
    • ‘Cooked to a cinder one day, up to your eyeballs in the white stuff the next.’
    • ‘And yet these very different inflation dynamics have had no discernible impact on the willingness of buyers to go up to their eyeballs in debt in order to purchase the houses of their speculative dreams.’
    • ‘Two hours later, you're up to your eyeballs in miniature traffic signs and store facades.’
    • ‘Irish people are already up to their eyeballs in debt.’
    • ‘On top of that, consumers are up to their eyeballs in debt.’
    • ‘U.S. consumers, who are in debt up to their eyeballs, will get pounded.’