Have a full plate

verb phrase

To be very busy; be preoccupied and overburdened: I know you have a full plate and can’t give any one case the coverage it needs/ I have so much on my plate and so little time (1924+)


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    Have the ability to use or control; have mastery of. For example, She has a remarkably good command of Japanese, or He had a good command of his emotions. [ Mid-1600s ]

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