up to one's elbows

up to one's elbows
разг.
(up to one's (или the) elbows)
≈ по уши, по горло; см. тж. up to one's ears, up to one's eyes и up to one's eyebrows

I'm awfully sorry, but I can't possibly get out in the evenings at present. I'm up to my elbows in special work. (SPI) — Я очень сожалею, но вечерами я никуда не хожу. Сейчас у меня дел по горло.

Business is brisk just now and we are up to the elbows in orders. (DEI) — Дела сейчас идут неплохо, и мы завалены заказами.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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