Idiom of the Week – Week 44

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to have a lot on (one’s) plate”: to have a lot to do; viel zu tun haben

Example 1:  You could ask Frank to help you, but I think he’s got a lot on his plate at the moment.

Example 2:  It seems that everyone has too much on their plates right now. Hopefully things will quiet down next month.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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