Learn English Idioms – Up To My Ears

MichaelAD Idioms & Slang


What does the idiom UP TO MY EARS mean?

When you are up to your ears in work or in homework, you’ve got too much work to do.

  • During my last semester of college, I was up to my ears in homework.
  • Alice has four kids, so she’s always up to her ears in housework.
  • When was the last time you were up to your neck in work?

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