English Idiom – Too much on my plate or A lot on my plate or Enough on my plate.
Meaning – To be too busy. To have too many things to deal with or a lot of things to worry about. The idiom too much on my plate is usually used to describe a situation where someone has too many tasks or responsibilities to handle. It is often used to express feelings of being overwhelmed or overburdened.
- Take a rain check (idiom) – To politely reject an offer or invitation.
- Too many irons in the fire (idiom) – To have too many things to do at the same time.
- Up to your neck (in something) (idiom) – To be very busy with something.
- You have taken on too many jobs and responsibilities at work.
- A friend is extremely busy preparing for exams and they also have family problems to deal with.
- You cannot find the time to study English as you have too much going on in your life right now!
- “Jackie’s got exams next week and she has just started her new job. I’d like to invite her to the cinema but she’s got too much on her plate!”
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