snowed under


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snowed under

overworked; exceptionally busy. Look, I'm really snowed under at the moment. Can this wait? He really has been snowed under with work.
See also: snow

snowed under

having too much work to do She wants me to take some time off but I'm snowed under with work at the moment.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of snowed under ( covered by so much snow that people cannot get out or move around)
See also: snow