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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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University of Liverpool psychologist Paul Christiansen says: "If people think they have eaten a full plate of food they will feel satisfied.
The percentage of full plate cathode in the LME warehouse network has fallen fast over the last couple of months to around 50% from over 61% at the end of November.
The zoom capabilities of the roaming feature allow for the viewing of the full plate signature right down to close inspection of individual page elements; Remote Control: Using a client/server interface, operators can manage all functionality of the workflow from any workstation on the local network.
It is approved as a stand-alone implant when used with all four fixation screws, and is the first on the market to offer multiple plate options including a full plate, a zero-profile plate and the first-ever half plate, which has 15 angled screws for some of the more challenging anatomies.
One tends to get the impression that two main factors are involved, first, to replace worn-out gear and second, to ensure Canadian industry has a full plate. Nowhere was I able to find a discussion of the strategic reasons for the need.
That's why "The Full Plate Diet: Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy!", a hard-cover, spiral bound, 160-page, profusely illustrated compendium of information about the manifold uses of fruits as a dieting approach to losing and maintaining weight is so highly recommended to anyone struggling with weight problems.
There's a superb piece on the work of Diane Arbus accompanied by a raft of full plate reproductions.
To ensure full compatibility with robotic systems, the 384-well plates also offer a full plate skirt and high rigidity to minimize distortion before and after thermal cycling.
"One of the men at my meeting said that he only feels satisfied when he has a full plate and 'cleans it'.
It's a full plate for even the most avid history buff.
Usually the result is more sickly than eating a full plate of mince pies.
In fact, the national office is energized as we enter the fall season with a full plate of activities.
FULL PLATE The 2-ton herbivore known as Stegosaurus stenops is readily identifiable by the two rows of fin-like plates running along its back and two pairs of 1-meter-long spikes jutting from its tail.
With a full plate pack, the exchanger provides a maximum heat transfer capacity of 425[m.sup.2].
Klarke Taylor is a single mom with a full plate, and she's tired of being peor.