Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

snowed under

snowed under
1) to be very busy or overwhelmed by sth
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    • snowed under with work/study/assignments
  • Analysis
    To be snowed under is an idiom which means to be under an avalanche of work or tasks. When you are snowed under you are overwhelmed with work and very busy. Not to be confused with 'snowed in'. Similar in meaning to 'up to my eyes'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Being snowed under with revision is normal for students that are preparing for exams.
    2. I am a bit snowed under today so, I think we should get a take away tonight.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Due to an upcoming deadline, Gavin was snowed under at work and unable to attend the concert.
    2. Everyone in our department is completely snowed under with work, we need more staff.
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