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02 / 04 / 2009

TOO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE: meaning and examples

Good morning.

On Tuesday we answered a question from Enric Gómez about the expression "May I take your plate?", which he learned five years ago while waiting tables somewhere in England.

Today we look at an expression that includes the word plate in it, which I have used quite a bit lately (unfortunately).

Today's expressions is: to have enough / too much on your plate

Meaning: to have a lot of work or a lot of problems to deal with.

Example 1:
She is running a business, raising her children and doing a Masters in Business Administration. She has got way too much on her plate. No wonder she is so nervous.

Example 2:
Most people feel stressed because they have too much on their plate.

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