to have a very large amount of something to do or be very busy with something
to emphasize the extreme degree of some undesirable or unwanted thing
We’ve been using our credit cards so much we’re now up to our eyes in debt.
If you don’t wash your clothes again this weekend you’ll be up to your eyeballs in laundry.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘Up to one’s eyeballs’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘Up to one’s eyeballs’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.