One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to emphasize the extreme degree of an undesirable situation or condition.‘he's up to his eyeballs in debt’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is all right to be flooded up to your eyeballs, it is happening in Spain and France.’
- ‘Irish people are already up to their eyeballs in debt.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But that's why you're up to your eyeballs in debt in the first place.’
- ‘On top of that, consumers are up to their eyeballs in debt.’
- ‘Cooked to a cinder one day, up to your eyeballs in the white stuff the next.’
- ‘Two hours later, you're up to your eyeballs in miniature traffic signs and store facades.’
- ‘Most humans do not find themselves up to their eyeballs in situations like this.’
- ‘U.S. consumers, who are in debt up to their eyeballs, will get pounded.’
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