have enough on (one's) plate

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have enough on (one's) plate

To be sufficiently busy or preoccupied with work, problems, or difficulties as to be unable or unwilling to cope with anything more. I really wish I could help you move this weekend, but I have enough on my plate as it is!
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And since administrators and faculty already have enough on their plate without having to make sense of the new system, author David Pogue came to the rescue with Mac OS X: The Missing Manual to help users master Jaguars new features.