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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.
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the plate

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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plate

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