an•kle-deepPronunciation: (ang'kul-dēp'), [key]
high enough to reach or cover the ankles: ankle-deep mud.
deeply involved or entangled: He is ankle-deep in financial troubles.
as high as the ankles: Rain water ran ankle-deep.
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