Idiom:  one’s hands are full


Idiom:  (one’s) hands are full / have one’s hands full

  • to be very busy

Example sentences

— During registration, we have our hands full with many different tasks.

— At the moment, I can’t take on any new clients because my hands are already full.

— I'm sorry I haven't called sooner. Our hands have been really full since we had the baby.

— My hands are full this morning filling orders but if you could come by  after 2:00 pm I'd be happy to give you more information about our services.

— Your hands seem very full these days. Perhaps you should hire an assistant.

— My hands are full right now because of exams but I promise to call when they're finished next week.

— When I was working full-time, my hands were always full and I never had time to just relax and appreciate the small wonders of life.

— We have our hands full during tax season because so many clients wait until the last minute to give us the information we need to prepare their tax returns.

— Our hands are full these days since we rescued a stray dog with six puppies.

— It seems like your hands are full this week. Is there anything I can do to help?

— We really wish we could come to your party but our hands are full with spring cleaning and we really want to finish up this weekend.

— If your hands are too full to travel to the conference in Tokyo, we can send someone from the marketing department instead.


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