have (one's) plate full

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have (one's) plate full

To have a schedule or workload that is filled to capacity with obligations, tasks, or problems. I'd love to help you but I have my plate full right now. The new president is certainly going to have his plate full when he gets into office.
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Most of all, it must live up to a well-earned heritage of bulletproof reliability." Given just that, Obu undoubtedly had his plate full.