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Meaning of "up to one's ears" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP TO ONE'S EARS

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP TO ONE'S EARS

up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek
up the duff
up the pole
up the spout
up to
up to a point
up to date
up to high doh
up to one´s eyes
up to one´s neck in
up to putty
up to scratch
up to snuff
up to speed
up to the elbows with
up to the minute
up top
up with

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP TO ONE'S EARS

all ears
apples and pears
arrears
Britney Spears
cloth ears
fall on deaf ears
golden years
have hard ears
in tears
lamb´s ears
music to one´s ears
Pears
prick up one´s ears
pruning shears
set by the ears
shears
Spears
tears
wet behind the ears
years

Synonyms and antonyms of up to one's ears in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «up to one's ears» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP TO ONE'S EARS

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Translator English - Chinese

到一个人的耳朵
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hasta los oídos
570 millions of speakers

English

up to one´s ears
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किसी के कानों तक का समय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تصل إلى آذان واحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до ушах
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

até os ouvidos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক কানের পর্যন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jusqu´à ses oreilles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sehingga telinga seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bis zu den Ohren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

耳まで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 귀 까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nganti kupinge
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên đến tai của một người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு காது வரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या कानापर्यंत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir kulağına kadar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fino a le orecchie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do swoich uszu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до вухах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

până la urechile cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέχρι τα αυτιά κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tot ´n mens se ore
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp till en öron
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp til ens ører
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up to one's ears

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP TO ONE'S EARS»

The term «up to one's ears» is normally little used and occupies the 122.240 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UP TO ONE'S EARS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up to one's ears

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP TO ONE'S EARS»

Discover the use of up to one's ears in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up to one's ears and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
ein Ohr abreden to be up to one's ears In work Ohr: bis über beide Ohren in Arbeit stecken earshot to be out of earshot Hörweite: außer Hörweite sein/(etw. tun) • Rufweite: außer Rufweite sein/(etw. tun) to do/to say s.th. while out of earshot ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
... PRICK * to set by the ears ttSfKIBJ ; {£-£^#1 (The Nepalese prince's choice of a wife set his family fry r/ie ears'. /BffiSf IfW to stop one's ears H STOP to turn a deaf ear to % DEAF up to one's ears (P) jSrSPfiJS- (We're upto our ears in work.
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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German/English Dictionary of Idioms
... gar kein Dranvorbel. Also: die Ohren angelegt und rein ins Wasser! Oder hat da jemand soviel Bammel, daß er sich nicht zusammenrelßen kann? selten bis über beide Ohren in Arbeit stecken ugs selten - to be up to one's ears in work Nein, ...
Hans Schemann, 2013
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Idiomatic Expressions with English Grammar' 99 Ed.
UP TO ONE'S EARS — deeply immersed in — having monetary value VARNISH THE STORY — to make. UP TO ONE'S EARS UP TO ONE'S NECK IN UP TO PAR UP TO//SCRATCH/ SNUFF UP TO SOMETHING UP TO THE ELBOWS UP TO ...
Cruz, Et Al
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Chambers Idioms
... but she turned a deaf ear to their advice. up to one's ears (in) deeply involved ( in): I'm up to my ears in work; He's up to his ears in trouble/ debt. walls have ears see wall. you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear see silk. early an early ...
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
... UP TO ONE's EARs; WALLs HAVE EARs; WET BEHIND THE EARs. ear candy Light popular music that makes no demands on the listener. It mostly consists of gentle instrumental arrangements that are played in elevators, shopping malls, ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... to persuade her not to go, but she turned a deaf ear to their advice. up to one's ears (in) deeply involved (in): I'm up to my ears in work; He's up to his ears in trouble/debt. walls have cars see wall. you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Oxford Dictionary of English
... one: the sound of runningfeet reached my ears | one of those stories reached our ears. up to one's ears in informal very busy with: I'm up to my ears in work here. – derivatives eared adjective [in combination] long- eared, earless adjective .
Angus Stevenson, 2010
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Sterling Dictionary of Idioms
... not to be listened to His advice fell on deaf ears. keep one's ear to the ground pay attention to If you keep your ear to the ground you 'll soon find a suitable position. up to one's ears in something deeply involved I'm up to my ears in work.
Vijaya Kumar, 1998
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Concise English Dictionary
turned out. dismissed: pin back one's ears to listen attentively; set by the ears to set at strife; turn a deaf ear to refuse to listen (to); up to one's ears in deeply involved in; walls have ears there may be listeners. [O.E. eare: cf. Ger. Ohr, L. auris.) ...
G. (Ed ). Davidson, 2007

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