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.
Usually though, both are off limits - except when they are being busy little beavers out in the garden.