be run off (one's) feet

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be run off (one's) feet

To be exceptionally busy, especially to an exhausting or exasperating degree; to be made to work very hard and very quickly. We have three parties of 40 scheduled for the dining room this evening, so all of our floor staff are going to be run off their feet. With three young kids, it's hard to remember a time when I wasn't run off my feet.
See also: feet, off, run

be run off your feet

If you are run off your feet, you are very busy. The poor girl was run off her feet with five children.
See also: feet, off, run

be run off your feet

be kept extremely busy. informal
See also: feet, off, run

be/get ˌrun/ˌrushed off your ˈfeet

be very busy: In the last few days before the holidays, the sales assistants were rushed off their feet.
See also: feet, get, off, run, rush
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I raise their aspirations in a practical way by running construction club at lunchtime and after school and I am pleased to be run off my feet as the girls are so enthusiastic.
Before I got this I was hard-working and run off my feet with children and grandchildren.
For the first time I enjoyed being run off my feet at five
I enjoy the work and I love my family, yet I am so run off my feet I'm not sure whether I am coming or going.
Business was slow to begin with but soon word of mouth meant I was run off my feet.