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Be very busy.
- ‘I'm confident they'll clock up a lot of mileage because we're used to being rushed off our feet round here.’
- ‘Day soon turned into night, the shop got busier, and I was rushed off my feet, but my mind not really in this world.’
- ‘But despite being rushed off their feet, staff remained courteous.’
- ‘She was red in the face, partly from embarrassment and partly from being rushed off her feet - the inn was unusually busy.’
- ‘With 156 bedrooms to keep spic and span, she is rushed off her feet.’
- ‘A spokesman said: ‘We had expected to do brisk business, but we were rushed off our feet.’’
- ‘He said yesterday: ‘The hotel and restaurant have been open for several months now, and we have been rushed off our feet.’’
- ‘‘We've been rushed off our feet for hours,’ explained the former Rangers star with a twinkle.’
- ‘Posties have been weighed down delivering the Christmas post and bar staff have been rushed off their feet.’
- ‘There are only a few people who can do it and the woman for this area is run off her feet.’
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