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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.
Indeed, a full plate awaits Tugade at the start of the year, and not just the proverbial death threats.
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.
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.
Klarke Taylor is a single mom with a full plate, and she's tired of being peor.
From SEC, FASB, and IASB announcements to congressional action (or inaction) on international tax reform, from enforcement initiatives by the IRS and states to continuing pressure on corporate budgets--tax executives face a full plate of issues affecting how they can advance their companies' business objectives while ensuring compliance with all the applicable tax and tax accounting rules.
At the beginning of the year, with newly confirmed Chairman Hal Stratton at the helm, CPSC faced a full plate of long-delayed regulatory actions.
When a bud calls to see if you'll head up the Spring Fling committee, tell her you're flattered, but "No," you have a full plate right now.
Shot in the studio Nadar took over from his father, Felix, in 1886, they are printed from the full plate.
It has water cooling, full plate heating (instead of cartridge heaters), and color touchscreen controls.
Now in its 15th year, the Images Festival of Independent Film and Video brought together another full plate of abstract video art, personal diaries and homemade porn from around the world to Toronto in April.
Note: He told me this at a banquet and, just at that point, a waiter tripped and threw a full plate of food on Sullivan's head and we never returned to this point.
In her 19-year tenure on Blind River town council, she says dealing with people issues represents the best part of the job as well as keeping busy with a full plate of activities.