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Synonyms

busy

adjective

having a lot of things to do

active

adjective

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

tied up

adjective

if someone is tied up, they are very busy

rushed

adjective

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

knee-deep

adjective

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

immersed in something

formal 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

busy

adjective

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

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active

adjective

regularly doing a particular activity

against the clock

trying very hard to finish something before a particular time

all work and no play

used about a situation in which someone spends a lot of time working and has no time for other activities

at work

in the process of doing or making something

busily

adverb

if you are busily doing something, you are giving all your attention to it

busy

adjective

having a lot of customers

busy doing something

doing something, especially with a lot of attention or effort

hopping

adjective

mainly Americaninformal very busy

I’m working on it

informal used for saying that you are dealing with something

in action

doing what you are good at or what you are trained to do

in action

doing what something is designed to do

in/at/on the front line

doing the hardest or most important work

in the middle of (doing) something

busy doing something

on the case

dealing with something

on the go

very busy or active

on the move

informal busy or active all the time

on the trot

busy doing something tiring

operational

adjective

relating to the way that something works, especially a system or business

put-upon

adjective

informal asked to do too much because you are kind and helpful

snowed under

with too much work to deal with

(there’s) no rest/peace for the wicked

used for saying that you have a lot of work to do, that is a punishment for bad things that you have done

working overtime

much more active than usual

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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