be run off (one's) feet

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be run off (one's) feet

To be exceptionally busy, especially to an exhausting or exasperating degree; to be made to work very hard and very quickly. We have three parties of 40 scheduled for the dining room this evening, so all of our floor staff are going to be run off their feet. With three young kids, it's hard to remember a time when I wasn't run off my feet.
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be run off your feet

If you are run off your feet, you are very busy. The poor girl was run off her feet with five children.
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be run off your feet

be kept extremely busy. informal
See also: feet, off, run

be/get ˌrun/ˌrushed off your ˈfeet

be very busy: In the last few days before the holidays, the sales assistants were rushed off their feet.
See also: feet, get, off, run, rush
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40 Southwell, nap Ran a great race to be second over course and distance on his penultimate start and should prosper back here after being run off his feet at Wolverhampton last time.
In the next 12 months Neil will be run off his feet with his new Today FM show, Neil Delamere's Sunday Best, performing at the Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, touring his own show and presenting The Blame Game.
The course may not have suited, but he was run off his feet before charging home late to snatch second.
You could say he is run off his feet at the moment as he gets home late and trains with his team-mates twice a week to boot.
He needs a trip these days and was run off his feet in the Betfair Chase.
Before being run off his feet over the minimum distance at Sandown, where he was also drawn out with the washing in stall six, he had looked a most progressive sprinter this year.
Before being run off his feet over the minimum distance at Sandown, where he was also drawn out with the washing MENTION strikes as being an engaging contender for the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury today.
FITNESS guru Phil Crosby, pictured, is run off his feet - and loving every minute of it.
He has been run off his feet as Abbey Road prepares to open its doors to the public for the very first time today.
The Wheel of Fortune falling together with The Fool suggest that Avid will be run off his feet churning out material - but quality may suffer for the quantity unless he takes the advice of a close friend (Page of Wands).
McKay hired a student to work for him at the time, and he was run off his feet all summer trying to keep up with demands.
Tomorrow's trip of seven furlongs compared to the six at Kempton where he was run off his feet can see him prove a formidable rival.
Perry, playing out of position in the centre, was run off his feet as an inexperienced, injury-ravaged England side capitulated beyond recognition against Australia.
But the step up to 4m suited - if it had been 3m on that ground he'd have been run off his feet.
We thought two miles and three at Ascot might suit as he was just run off his feet over two miles at Aintree last time.