Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

run off (your) feet

run off feet
Meaning(s)
1) very busy
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • I've been run off my feet all day
  • Analysis
    The expression ‘to be run off your feet’ means to be extremely busy or to have many tasks to complete. “A bus load of people came into the restaurant for dinner and we were all run off our feet all night.” This is a casual phrase used more often in social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I really need to take a break, I've been run off my feet since I started work this morning!
    2. The restaurant is fully booked tonight so the staff will be rushed off their feet. 
    3. Children are good at running their parents off their feet. They can be such a handful!
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I really need to take a break, I've been run off my feet since I started work this morning!
    2. The restaurant is fully booked tonight so the staff will be rushed off their feet. 
    3. Children are good at running their parents off their feet. They can be such a handful!
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