The word ‘deep‘ as an adjective can mean intense or extending far down.

For example:

  • I had a deep conversation with Paul about where our relationship is headed. (intense)
  • Don’t swim too far out, the lake is really deep. (far down)

deep idioms list

Let’s take a look at some common idioms containing the word ‘deep’.

  • deep pockets
    meaning – have lots of money
    example – We can’t spend too much on advertising. We’re a new business with not very deep pockets.
  • in deep water
    meaning – in difficulty/trouble
    example – I’ve been summoned to the school. Lilly is in deep water.
  • still waters run deep
    meaning – shy/quiet/calm people are often interesting
    example – I spoke to Geeky Graham today. It’s true what they say, still waters run deep.
  • throw in at the deep
    meaning – end make someone do something difficult without preparing them for it
    example – I’ve never baked, and I’ve got to make a wedding cake. I’m being thrown in at the deep end.

deep idioms list with pictures

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idioms and phrases with adjectives - deep
adjective idioms (deep) - deep pockets
adjective idioms (deep) - in deep water
adjective idioms (deep) - still waters run deep
adjective idioms (deep) - throw in at the deep end

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