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Busy and working



having a lot of things to do



very involved in the work of an organization or with a particular activity

tied up


if someone is tied up, they are very busy



feeling that you must do things in a hurry

load down

if you are loaded down with responsibilities, problems, or work, you have more than you can deal with



if you are knee-deep in work or problems, you have a lot of work or problems

immersed in something

if you are immersed in something, you spend most of your time doing it or thinking about it

hard at it

doing something in a fast busy way

rushed/run off your feet

very busy



a busy time is when you have a lot of things to do

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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