be rushed off (one's) feet

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be rushed 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 servers are going to be rushed off their feet. With three young kids, it's hard to remember a time when I wasn't rushed off my feet.
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rushed off your feet

BRITISH
If you are rushed off your feet, you are very busy. Now we have fewer staff in this department, I'm rushed off my feet. You've been rushed off your feet all day, but what have you actually achieved?
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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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They were rushed off their feet but still smiling and very pleasant.
A&E staff, like all NHS staff, are rushed off their feet.
Furthermore, anybody who has attended A&E at the Heath will experience a hospital at breaking-point, with staff under pressure and rushed off their feet.
Despite being rushed off their feet they're always happy to chat with guests and have plenty of handy tips for sightseeing and enjoying the island.
They are incredible and treat the patients with the utmost respect even when they are rushed off their feet.
Staff at The Old Moseley Arms have been rushed off their feet since the traditional pub scooped the title for introducing a full curry menu alongside its range of real ale.
The two ladies from Dogs Trust were rushed off their feet and there wasn't any facility for them to make a hot drink.
Until the days come when electrically-powered cars can be recharged in the time it would take to fill the tank with petrol - OK, well a little bit more then - it's unlikely the car manufacturers won't be rushed off their feet with orders.
From the moment we arrived the staff were amazing and even though they were rushed off their feet they soon had everyone comfortable and it was all done with such ease, they were so polite and genuinely happy to help.
When the 1,600 tickets went on sale for the Mumfords' June gig at The Sage Gateshead, box office staff were rushed off their feet as demand far exceeded supply.
DOZENS of Christmas babies made their muchanticipated appearance yesterday as maternity staff were rushed off their feet with new arrivals.
This is the time when heating engineers are rushed off their feet - dealing with breakdowns and repairs - so getting one to come out instantly while you shiver with cold is not always possible.
Staff at The Capricorn Animal Rescue Centre in Padeswood, Mold, run by Sheila Stewart, are rushed off their feet.
Celebrities including Arabella Weir and Eve Pollard complain about being constantly rushed off their feet.
In some ways, spreading drinking out means officers are not rushed off their feet all at one time.