be run off (one's) feet(redirected from were run off one's feet)
be run 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 floor staff are going to be run off their feet. With three young kids, it's hard to remember a time when I wasn't run off my feet.