have a lot on (your) plate

have a lot/enough on (your) plate to have a lot of work to do or a lot of problems to deal with.

I don't want to burden my daughter with my problems; she's got enough on her plate with her husband in prison.

Simon can't take on any more work. He's got his plate full as it is.


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  • have a lot on your plate — have a lot/enough/too much/on your plate phrase to have a lot of/​enough/​too many things to worry about or deal with With three kids and a full time job, she’s got enough on her plate already. Thesaurus: to worry or feel nervous about something …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a enough on (your) plate — have a lot/enough on (your) plate to have a lot of work to do or a lot of problems to deal with. I don t want to burden my daughter with my problems; she s got enough on her plate with her husband in prison. Simon can t take on any more work. He… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have too much on your plate — have a lot/enough/too much/on your plate phrase to have a lot of/​enough/​too many things to worry about or deal with With three kids and a full time job, she’s got enough on her plate already. Thesaurus: to worry or feel nervous about something …   Useful english dictionary

  • a lot on your plate —    If someone has a lot on their plate, they are extremely busy or have several problems to handle at the same time.     It s not a good time to discuss the problem with David. He s got a lot on his plate at the moment …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have enough on your plate — have a lot/enough/too much/on your plate phrase to have a lot of/​enough/​too many things to worry about or deal with With three kids and a full time job, she’s got enough on her plate already. Thesaurus: to worry or feel nervous about something …   Useful english dictionary

  • have enough lot much on your plate — have enough/a lot/too much on your ˈplate idiom (informal) to have a lot of work or problems, etc. to deal with Main entry: ↑plateidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a lot much on your plate — have enough/a lot/too much on your ˈplate idiom (informal) to have a lot of work or problems, etc. to deal with Main entry: ↑plateidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have enough too much on your plate — have enough/a lot/too much on your ˈplate idiom (informal) to have a lot of work or problems, etc. to deal with Main entry: ↑plateidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a too much on your plate — have enough/a lot/too much on your ˈplate idiom (informal) to have a lot of work or problems, etc. to deal with Main entry: ↑plateidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • a lot on my plate — If you have got a lot on your plate, you are very busy and have commitments …   The small dictionary of idiomes


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