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full plate

A schedule or workload that is filled to capacity with obligations, tasks, or problems. I'd love to help you but I have a full plate right now. The new president is certainly going to have a full plate when he gets into office.
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full plate

Fig. a full schedule; a lot to do. I'm very busy at work, and I've got a full plate at home too.
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