be rushed off (one’s) feet

Idiom: 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.


I’ve been rushed off my feet all morning.

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.

We used to be rushed off our feet at lunchtime.

You could be rushed off your feet one day, and kicking your heels with boredom the next.

He was in livery and told me he was rushed off his feet.

All the sales assistants are run off their feet. The shop ought to take on more staff.

Obviously, the emergency services are run off their feet.

There had been lots of problems, and they were rushed off their feet.

Bus managers were expecting to be rushed off their feet.

It’s my son’s birthday party tomorrow. I’ve been absolutely rushed off my feet getting ready for it.

We were rushed off our feet yesterday.

Now we have few 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?

In the last few days before the holidays, the sales assistants were rushed off their feet.

Day soon turned into night, the shop got busier, and I was rushed off my feet, but my mind not really in this world.

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