Prepositional phrase. up to one's ass in alligators. (Canada, US, slang) Beset by multiple difficulties or adversaries that must be dealt with quickly.
Numerous variants exist, using other body parts ("eyes", "ears", "ass"/"arse", " ankles", "armpits", etc) in place of "neck" and replacing "initial objective" with just .
Deep in shit way over your head. by Wulf November 01, 2003. Get the mug. Get a up to your ass in alligators mug for your coworker Callisto.