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full plate

A schedule or workload that is filled to capacity with obligations, tasks, or problems. I'd love to help you but I have a full plate right now. The new president is certainly going to have a full plate when he gets into office.
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full plate

Fig. a full schedule; a lot to do. I'm very busy at work, and I've got a full plate at home too.
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Tenders are invited for Superier Quality Bone China Full Plate 06 Nos, Qtr Plats 06 Nos S/Steel Table Spoon 06 Nos, S/Steel Tea Spoon 06 Nos.
2 miles in full plate armour and chainmail with a St George's Cross shield and pulling a 300lb model dragon that towered over him.
The visit comes at a time when Washington and Riyadh have a full plate of issues to tackle including the battle against the so-called Islamic State, instability in Yemen, and the impending deadline for P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran.
It's not just the tasty snack but also the British connection to the shop's name that has impressed the Prime Minister who didn't leave before paying for the full plate of vada.
She said that many things still need tending and her successor will most certainly have a full plate on his or her hands, ABC News reports.
With releases of several Xperia Z products, upcoming Honami, PlayStation4 and new televisions, it appears Sony has got a full plate already but that is not the case.
All he had to do was wolf down the burger, a full plate of fries and onion rings, followed by a huge chocolate brownie, washed down with a litre of ice cream milkshake in just 30 minutes.
With A-B InBev and MillerCoors sales flat or declining, Joe Satran of Huffington Post's Full Plate decided to tease out the numbers along a future timeline.
They have a full plate and thus cannot give 100 percent of their attention and time to this issue.
Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching, and Publishing" is a collection of essays from many women and writers who talk on their lives as professionals and life, touching on their places as mothers and wives trying to push their lives forward with a full plate.
THE BELIEF THAT YOU HAVE TO EAT LESS WHEN YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT A full plate is not possible when you're on a diet - right?
Servers, including one of the study's authors, took customers' orders, and weighed the full plate of food that they had ordered before serving it to them.
We've had a pretty full plate over the last eight months.
It is approved as a stand-alone implant when used with all four fixation screws, and is the first on the market to offer multiple plate options including a full plate, a zero-profile plate and the first-ever half plate, which has 15 angled screws for some of the more challenging anatomies.
One tends to get the impression that two main factors are involved, first, to replace worn-out gear and second, to ensure Canadian industry has a full plate.