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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Singer Maddie B has a full plate these days, performing at the Alameda County Fair and in August she's expected at the Pacifica Festival at the Sand's Regency Casino in Reno, Nevada.