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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Michelle continues: "I've been rushed off my feet since the shop opened.
After the programme, I was rushed off my feet," says Claire, 30, a Liverpool Community College part-time catering tutor.
The show homes are not open yet but with prices starting from a really attractive pounds 99,950 and with 5% deposit paid for first time buyers, I am expecting to be rushed off my feet.
NAME the artist and song and you could win a prize:I'm so rushed off my feet, (oh-oh) Looking for Gorden Street, So much I need to say, I'm sorry that it's on her wedding day.
The cakes are proving very popular among those planning weddings and I have been rushed off my feet keeping up with orders.
I've been so rushed off my feet, single-handedly coping with the kids, shopping, housekeeping, cooking, bill-paying and gardening that I haven't really stopped to think.
She said: "I have been rushed off my feet today but it's been great fun.