I've got work to do

I've got work to do

I have something that I need to do or work on. Often used to emphasize that one is busy. Sorry, but I've got work to do and am on my way to the library. Can we talk about this later? I've got work to do, so I can't come out tonight.
See also: work

I've got work to do.

 
1. Lit. I'm too busy to stay here any longer. Jane: Time to go. I've got work to do. John: Me too. See you. Bob: I have to leave now. Bill: So soon? Bob: Yes, I've got work to do.
2. Fig. Do not bother me. I'm busy. Bill: Can I ask you a question? Jane: Not right now. I've got work to do. Mary: There are some things we have to get straightened out on this Wilson contract. John: I've got work to do. It will have to wait.
See also: work
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