(as) busy as a hibernating bear

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(as) busy as a hibernating bear

Not busy at all; inactive. He says he has no time to help our charity, but I know that he's off from school right now and busy as a hibernating bear! Sure, we can meet tomorrow—I'm about as busy as a hibernating bear this week. I'd be happy to help you coach the t-ball team! I've been busy as a hibernating bear ever since I was laid off.
See also: bear, busy, hibernate
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*busy as a hibernating bear

not busy at all. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: I can't go with you. I'm busy. Jane: Yeah. You're as busy as a hibernating bear. He lounged on the sofa all day, busy as a hibernating bear.
See also: bear, busy, hibernate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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