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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.
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informal In baseball, home base. The batter stepped up to the plate and looked the pitcher square in the eyes. The umpire stooped down and dusted off the plate.
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- (one's) day on a plate
- (one's) head on a plate/platter
- (one's) plate
- a lot on (one's) plate
- blue plate special
- china plate
- clean (one's) plate (up)
- clean plate
- fashion plate
- full plate
- give (something) to (one) on a plate
- hand (one) (something) on a plate
- hand (something) to (someone) on a plate
- hand someone something on a plate
- hand something to somebody on a plate
- hand to on a silver platter
- have (an amount of) plates spinning
- have (one's) plate full
- have a lot on (one's) plate
- have a lot on one's plate
- have enough on (one's) plate
- have enough on your plate
- have enough, a lot, etc. on your plate
- have too much on (one's) plate
- have too much on plate
- keep (an amount of) plates spinning
- keep all the plates spinning
- on (one's) plate
- on a plate
- on your plate
- plate, to have a lot/enough on one's
- plates of meat
- serve up on a plate
- silver plate(s)
- steal a base
- step up to the plate
- the plate