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(one's) plate

informal One's schedule of imminent or pressing matters. I'm sorry, I've got too much on my plate at the moment to help with your project. We had an extremely busy period just before the holidays, but our plate is pretty clear now. Sara told me she doesn't have much on her plate right now, so she can help you with the mailing.
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plates

slang The feet. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "plates" is short for "plates of meat," which rhymes with "feet." Primarily heard in UK. I've been on me plates all day—can we sit down for a while?
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