(as) busy as a bee

(as) busy as a bee

Very busy. I'm currently choreographing three plays, so I'm as busy as a bee. Can we meet next week instead? I'm busy as a bee right now.
See also: bee, busy
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as busy as a bee

very busy or industrious.
See also: bee, busy
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(as) busy as a ˈbee

very busy
See also: bee, busy
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busy as a beaver/bee

Extremely industrious. The proverbial comparison to bees dates from Chaucer’s time. The one to beavers is newer, going back only to the seventeenth century; it also is put as works like a beaver and eager beaver. Among more recent proverbial comparisons for being busy, which liken it more to nervous overactivity than ambitiousness, is busy as a one-armed paperhanger, an Americanism dating from about 1910.
See also: beaver, bee, busy
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