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To be busy

run around

to be very busy doing a lot of different things

rush around

to try to do a lot of things or to go to a lot of places in a short period of time



to try to do several important things at the same time, especially when this is difficult

pack in

to fill a period of time with a lot of activities

immerse yourself in something

to spend most of your time doing something or thinking about it

have your hands full

to be extremely busy with a difficult job

have a lot on

to be very busy

be taken up with something

to be busy doing, discussing, or thinking about something

be up to your eyes in something

to have a very large amount of something to do or deal with

not know whether you’re coming or going

to feel very confused, usually because you have too many things to deal with

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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