be up to your eyes in something

informal
to have a very large amount of something to do or deal with

I can't come out tonight. I'm up to my eyes in schoolwork.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • be up to your eyes in something — informal phrase to have a very large amount of something to do or deal with I can’t come out tonight. I’m up to my eyes in schoolwork. Thesaurus: to be busysynonym Main entry: eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • can't take your eyes off something — can t take/keep (your) eyes off (someone/something) if you can t take your eyes off someone or something, you are unable to stop looking at them because they are so attractive or interesting. I thought he was so beautiful I couldn t take my eyes… …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't keep your eyes off something — can t take/keep (your) eyes off (someone/something) if you can t take your eyes off someone or something, you are unable to stop looking at them because they are so attractive or interesting. I thought he was so beautiful I couldn t take my eyes… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be up to your eyes in something — be up to (your) ears/eyeballs/eyes in (something) British, American & Australian, American to have too much of something, especially work. We re up to our eyeballs in decorating at the moment …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) up to your eyes in something — be up to your eyes in sth idiom to have a lot of sth to deal with • We re up to our eyes in work. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • close your eyes to something — phrase to ignore something bad that is happening when you should be doing something to stop it The government cannot close its eyes to this disease. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym to ignore something,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shut your eyes to something — phrase to refuse to pay attention to something, usually something bad We can no longer shut our eyes to what’s happening to these children. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym to ignore something, or to not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • close your eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …   New idioms dictionary

  • shut your eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …   New idioms dictionary

  • open (your) eyes to (something) — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. He s finally opened his eyes to what has been going on behind his back …   New idioms dictionary

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