snow under
transitive verb Date: 1880 1. to overwhelm especially in excess of capacity to absorb or deal with something 2. to defeat by a large margin

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  • snow under — transitive verb 1. : to overwhelm beyond the capacity for absorbing or dealing with something snowed under by correspondence and paper work Raymond Chandler 2. : to defeat by a large margin snowed him under with some 4000 write in votes for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snow under — {v.} 1. To cover over with snow. * /The doghouse was snowed under during the blizzard./ 2. {informal} To give so much of something that it cannot be taken care of; to weigh down by so much of something that you cannot do anything about it.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snow under — {v.} 1. To cover over with snow. * /The doghouse was snowed under during the blizzard./ 2. {informal} To give so much of something that it cannot be taken care of; to weigh down by so much of something that you cannot do anything about it.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snow\ under — v 1. To cover over with snow. The doghouse was snowed under during the blizzard. 2. informal To give so much of something that it cannot be taken care of; to weigh down by so much of something that you cannot do anything about it. Usually used in …   Словарь американских идиом

  • snow under — Synonyms and related words: blank, bulldoze, clobber, cream, defeat utterly, frost, hail, ice, ice over, ice up, overbear, overwhelm, paste, schmear, shellac, shut out, skunk, sleet, smear, snow, snow in, steamroller, whelm, whitewash, whomp,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • snow under — have or get so much of something that it can t be taken care of I have been snowed under with paperwork during the last few weeks …   Idioms and examples

  • snow under — verb To overwhelm (with large quantities of something to be dealt with) …   Wiktionary

  • snow — [snō] n. [ME < OE snaw, akin to Ger schnee < IE base * sneigwh , to snow, * snoigwhos, snow > OIr snechta, Russ snieg, L nix (gen. nivis)] 1. particles of water vapor which when frozen in the upper air fall to earth as soft, white,… …   English World dictionary

  • snow — snowless, adj. snowlike, adj. /snoh/, n. 1. Meteorol. a precipitation in the form of ice crystals, mainly of intricately branched, hexagonal form and often agglomerated into snowflakes, formed directly from the freezing of the water vapor in the… …   Universalium

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