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Also, busy as a bee . Hardworking, very industrious, as in With all her activities, Sue is always busy as a bee , or Bob's busy as a beaver trying to finish painting before it rains . The comparison to beavers dates from the late 1700s, the variant from the late 1300s. Also see eager beaver ; work like a beaver .


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