Meaning of ankle-deep

an•kle-deep

Pronunciation: (ang'kul-dēp'), [key]
— adj.
  1. high enough to reach or cover the ankles: ankle-deep mud.
  2. deeply involved or entangled: He is ankle-deep in financial troubles.
—adv.
  1. as high as the ankles: Rain water ran ankle-deep.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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