busy little beaver

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busy little beaver

A very busy, assiduous, or hardworking person. Taken from the phrase "busy as a beaver," referring to beavers' reputation for being extremely industrious. Between working two part-time jobs, volunteering on the weekends, and looking after his brother, Sam's been a busy little beaver this summer.
See also: beaver, busy, little
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Allan, it looks like you have been one busy little beaver building hats for your gardens.
However, they do have the find of the season James McClean (pictured right), a free-kick expert to rival Ryan Taylor in Seb Larsson, and a busy little beaver called Stephane Sessegnon.
She will start recording her new album soon and she has got her film coming out so she is going to be a busy little beaver.
Baffert capped his second straight Santa Anita training title by saddling his 47th winner, Busy Little Beaver in the ninth race, to equal the record set by Gary Jones in 1976.
Usually though, both are off limits - except when they are being busy little beavers out in the garden.