(Have you) been keeping busy?

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(Have you) been keeping busy?

A question about someone's well-being, asking if they've been active or engaged in any pursuits. I haven't seen you in so long! Have you been keeping busy? A: "Been keeping busy?" B: "With two toddlers? All I am is busy!" A: "It is so great to run into you! Have you been keeping busy?" B: "Oh, yes—did I tell you I went back to school?"
See also: been, keeping
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(Have you) been keeping busy?

 and (Have you been) keeping busy?; You been keeping busy?
Inf. a vague greeting asking about how someone has been occupied. Tom: Been keeping busy? Bill: Yeah. Too busy. Sue: Hi, Fred. Have you been keeping busy? Fred: Not really. Just doing what I have to.
See also: been, keeping
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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