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be rushed 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 servers are going to be rushed off their feet. With three young kids, it's hard to remember a time when I wasn't rushed off my feet.
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While high-minded Margaret (Hynes) is getting agitated tonight about the rights of working-class women, it's poor Gwen who is rushed off her feet doing all the actual labour to keep the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle operational with cups of tea and butties.
While high-minded Margaret (Hynes) is getting agitated tonight is getting agitated tonight H about the rights of working-class women, it's poor Gwen who is rushed off her feet doing all the actual labour to keep the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle operational and fully refreshed with pots of tea and sandwiches.
Recently, as Doctor Who's former companion Donna Noble, Catherine has been rushed off her feet with the show's 50th anniversary events and filming a guest appearance on Children in Need.
And that's not all - the star will be rushed off her feet recording a new single and music video upon her return to the UAE.
15 Carlisle SP forecast 2-1 Rushed off her feet early on her debut at Redcar (6f, good to firm), but got the hang of things late on and stayed on quite strongly to finish a fairly distant third.
RUSHED OFF HER FEET Penny crosses road in flip flops and with separators between her toes HOT ROD: Singer rides to the rescue and picks her up in his Ferrari
Aggy is constantly rushed off her feet so she had to end it before it got too serious.
Emma is now marketing and PR manager at Aintree Racecourse, and, with the John Smith's Grand National, the world's fastest steeplechase, just a few weeks away (starting April 2), she's certainly rushed off her feet.
Ever since receiving her award from Kimberly Stewart at the London Waldorf, the 18-year-old social science student from Glasgow has been rushed off her feet.
Lorraine Smith, reception manager at The Tulip Inn Newcastle Gateshead on the Team Valley, has been rushed off her feet since the hotel opened last October.
GLENDA WOOD will be rushed off her feet as the new series of Stars In Their Eyes gets under way.
SALES Negotiator Jane Delaney has been rushed off her feet on a daily basis at Jones Homes'Brooklands View development in Skelmanthorpe.
Elsewhere, Tanya is at a loss when all her clients fail to show up for appointments at the salon - but she's rushed off her feet when Mo and an army of pensioners demand a free perm.
As general manager of the new Strada Restaurant, overlooking Old Eldon Square, in Newcastle, she has been rushed off her feet with the restaurant launch.
GORGEOUS beautician Gillian McGuinness has been rushed off her feet since giving EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara her amazing make-over.