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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WITH an estimated 20,000 hungry and thirsty Irish in Cheltenham this week, caterers and bar staff have been rushed off their feet.
Mrs Reece says she does not blame the hospital staff, who although being rushed off their feet treated her well, but the state of the NHS.
Staff at the Gatekeeper pub opposite Cardiff's Millennium Stadium expect to be rushed off their feet when fans leave the match.
Doctors and nurses on board were rushed off their feet.
Staff have been rushed off their feet as six of the twelve studio apartments were sold in one weekend.
Hundreds more were injured and hospitals in southern Georgia and across the state border in Florida were rushed off their feet.
The medical team were rushed off their feet trying to save this soldier's life.
Ice cream vendors were rushed off their feet and sailors and locals mixed happily in beer tents.
Bar staff were rushed off their feet as they served up more than 40,000 drinks in 14 hours.
DOCTORS up and down the country may be rushed off their feet treating flu victims, but Scotland is NOT in the grip of an epidemic.
THE boys at Oddbins have been rushed off their feet over Christmas and New Year, so we gave them a break and roped in Saturday's Mairi Mallon, right, to find the best supermarket whiskies.
Staff at Hazel Mills Toys have been rushed off their feet trying to meet demand.
At Waterstones in the city, staff were rushed off their feet when the book arrived - and they soon sold out.
And one claimed that only two days ago they were told new orders were coming in and they'd be rushed off their feet.
The doctors and nurses were rushed off their feet and looked so worn out and stressed.