hardly have time to breathe

hardly have time to breathe

To be extremely busy. We're trying to finish up that big report, so I hardly have time to breathe these days.
See also: breathe, hardly, have, time
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hardly have time to breathe

 and scarcely have time to breathe
Fig. to be very busy. This was such a busy day. I hardly had time to breathe. They made him work so hard that he scarcely had time to breathe.
See also: breathe, hardly, have, time
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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