have (an amount of) plates spinning(redirected from had many plates spinning)
have (an amount of) plates spinning
To ensure that a number of different activities are progressing as they should; to deal with or oversee a several different things at once. Rather than focusing on a single project, Tara prefers to have a number of plates spinning at once. I'm not surprised he's so burnt out—he had way too many plates spinning at the same time. You can't have all these plates spinning by yourself and expect to stay successful for long; you need to delegate some of these tasks to lower management.