1. be snowed under 被事情壓著
I’m afraid I have to turn down your invitation. I’m completely snowed under with quite a lot of work at this moment.
2. juggle between 同時應付
As an active member of two student societies and the captain of the swimming team, she finds her college life a constant juggling act.
3. be tied up 忙著
Sarah is tied up in a meeting now. Can I take a message for you?
4. to have one’s hands full with something 忙得不可開交
You already have your hands full with a full-time job and an online course; think twice before you sign up for the volunteering work.
5. pull an all-nighter 夜鬼
I was a bit of a procrastinator in college, so I tended to pull a lot of all-nighters.
6. as busy as a beaver 勤奮工作的人
She wanted this promotion so badly that she had been as busy as a beaver for months.
7. The busiest men have the most leisure 越忙碌的人越有閒
People always say that the busiest men have the most leisure.