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.
See also: feet, off, run

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.
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Most of us are run off our feet with work and family life, so the house should provide a haven from that, not add to the mix.
A spokesman said: "The Galway festival is one of the few events that attracts the interest of the casual punter and they, along with the purists, will keep us run off our feet for the week.
Kate added: "It started as a bit of a laugh but it certainly did catch on and and we were run off our feet in every showroom for the whole weekend it ran.
We have been run off our feet since day one and it is not only the number of inquiries but the quality of them that has impressed me," he said.
We didn't know what to expect this year, but we have been run off our feet.
We were run off our feet most of the time, but it was essential to see that our elderly patients were cared for and tended to in a dignified way, after all their time spent in hospital can be a frightening and an emotional time for them.
In those days there were three meals a day, each with two servings, so we were run off our feet.
Now we are run off our feet and hope to recruit staff in the New Year.
We have been run off our feet,' said a spokeswoman for the village.
A spokesman said: "We've been run off our feet since we opened at 7am.