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a hive of activity

A bustling or busy place. On Fridays, the school is only a hive of activity until 3:00 PM—then, everyone rushes out to start their weekend.
See also: activity, hive, of

extracurricular activity

1. Literally, an activity that a student does in addition to their studies (the curriculum). With your grades and extracurricular activities, you'll get into any college you want.
2. slang Sexual activity, often that which is clandestine. If Jen didn't come home last night, I bet she and Bill were preoccupied with some extracurricular activities, if you know what I mean.
3. slang Fighting or arguing that occurs among competitors during a sporting event. It looks like both teams were flagged for some extracurricular activity after that last play.
See also: activity

hum with activity

To be bustling or busy, as of a place or thing. On Fridays, the school only hums with activity until 3:00 PM—then, everyone rushes out to start their weekend.
See also: activity, hum

on a (subject or activity) kick

Experiencing a particularly intense and constant enthusiasm for some subject or activity. Jim's been on a real cycling kick ever since he bought that new bike. I'm on a bit of a politics kick at the moment, but I reckon it will die down once the election season is over.
See also: kick, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hive of activity

Fig. a location where things are very busy. The hotel lobby was a hive of activity each morning. During the holidays, the shopping center is a hive of activity.
See also: activity, hive, of

hum with activity

Fig. [for a place] to be busy with activity. The kitchen hummed with activity as usual. Our main office was humming with activity during the busy season.
See also: activity, hum
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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So kids take part in more after-school activities, like sports, games, and clubs.
The IRS argued a trust's "material participation" in a trade or business, within the meaning of section 469(h), should be determined by evaluating only the trustee's activities. The IRS proposed to disallow the losses in full for both tax years because the trustee, Fortson, failed to meet the IRC's material participation requirements.
On the basis of this definition, Western scientific tradition is, for example, the accumulated scientific knowledge and practices carried out through the epistemology of the Western worldview, together with a set of cultural values and mores that grew out through time among the network of scholars actively engaged in scientific activities in the West.
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