• 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. This expression is used to signify that a person has too many different things to cope with.
Example:
  • “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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What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.