from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Up to one's knuckles; with the whole hand in; so as to be deeply implicated or involved.


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  • He's the epitome of the Hollywood hyphenate, a writer-producer-editor-director who keeps his fingers knuckle-deep in the production pie long after a series launches.


  • Free Companions, be knuckle-deep in the English budgets — “And, like jovial hunters,” replied the knight,

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Veronique's hands stilled, knuckle-deep in foamy goo.

    Temporary Wife

  • Incidental, his digits was knuckle-deep into the muscular tissue of William P., the gent to the right.


  • If you follow my journal, you know that I'm always knuckle-deep in this kind of stuff, and as a result I've lost many good computers and mobile handsets along the way.

    ZDNet UK Highlights

  • "And when your justice of peace is knuckle-deep in goose, you may without disparagement to your blood, though you have a lady to your mother, fall very manfully to your woodcocks."

    The Lucasta Poems

  • There’s a moment of confusion as the chimp searches for more food hidden in the hiding place, it’s fingers knuckle-deep in her repository – the spotlight scans the stage, the audience treated to mere flashes of the scene.

    The Aristocrats « The Graveyard

  • Turns out that when you’ve got your two hands on the controllers and your fingers moving faster than Liberace’s, that means one thing: Your paws won’t be knuckle-deep in a bowl of chocolate-covered raisins.

    You: On a Diet

  • Apparently burrowing knuckle-deep with a kitchen towel wasn’t enough to get the nose gremlins.

    chicagojo Diary Entry


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