be rushed off (one's) feet

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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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LUKASZ FABIANSKI expects to be rushed off his feet against Chelsea after putting his feet up in Portugal.
2million Lotto winner William McKenna is going to keep working on a Dunbartonshire farm because the owner has been rushed off his feet while he was away collecting his prize.
40pm BBC bosses have certainly had their money's worth out of Graham Norton this year, with a hectic work schedule that has left him rushed off his feet.
BBC bosses have certainly had their money's worth out of Graham Norton, above, this year, with a hectic work schedule that has left him rushed off his feet.
The Graham Norton Show (BBC One, times vary) BBC bosses are certainly getting their money's worth out of Graham Norton this year with a hectic work schedule that has left him rushed off his feet.
Impressive winner Big Zeb is absent, though, and the way Kalahari King was rushed off his feet in the middle part of the race suggests this two-and-a-half-mile trip could be just what he wants these days, he has already won over it as a youngster.
HURRICANE HYMNBOt was rushed off his feet in the early stages of Sunday's seven furlong nursery at Ascot but got back into the race two furlongs out to finish runner-up to Godol-phin's Ibn Khaldun.
Pletcher said of Scat Daddy, who will be ridden by John Velazquez jnr: "I don't think the horse wants to be rushed off his feet as much as he was on his debut.
IAN WOOSNAM admits he's already rushed off his feet - even though the Ryder Cup is still 14 months away.
The 26-year-old, outside the top 1,000 in the world at the start of the year but now 37th, has been rushed off his feet since his Open triumph, but has found the time to enjoy a honeymoon with wife Candace after getting married after his third round of the NEC Invitational last month.
The farmer has pretty much had to do it himself the last couple of days and he has been rushed off his feet.
RETURN Jason Byrne RUSHED OFF HIS FEET Dundalk star Michael Hector is in for a tough few days
At The Royal, A&E is a hive of activity as the injured arrive, and with Ken absent and Alun rushed off his feet, even Carnegie steps in to help.
Although he is already rushed off his feet with the festive season just around the corner, Santa managed to find time to visit the Armitage's garden centres in Shelley and Birchencliffe.
As assistant manager of the Sir Thomas Hotel in Liverpool city centre, Andy, 38, is rushed off his feet for most of the working day.