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have a full plate

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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+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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