Definition of busy bee in English:

busy bee

noun

informal
  • An industrious person.

    • ‘As Joel begins to see why he fell for Clem in the first place, the busy bees that buzz around his body begin to reveal some of their own tangled dysfunctionality.’
    • ‘Brooke Hogan has actually been a busy bee, Christine.’
    • ‘I was scurrying around the place, a sort of busy bee.’
    • ‘Before Bill can get the busy bee Jo to slow down and sign the papers, a weather alert comes in and the team's caravan is off tornado hunting, this time with a peeved Bill in tow.’
    • ‘After several years her sculptures caught someone's eye and ever since then she's been a busy bee.’
    • ‘As a result of five busy bees during that time, the once messy and disorganised community project has been revitalised.’
    • ‘And local film critics have been busy bees lately, watching several films a day at advance press screenings.’
    • ‘You could well describe the 3,400 tonne frigate and her ship's company of 163 led by CMDR Mike Noonan as busy bees.’
    • ‘She felt a tinge of delicious jealousy for her most beautiful of siblings. ‘That gorgeous cad Elrion has been quite the busy bee, dear seraph.’’
    • ‘I strolled up to the front desk and leaned on the counter, staring at the busy bee of a lady working behind it.’
    • ‘Combine all that work with a propaganda documentary that would have made the Nazis blush and nobody can say she's not been a busy bee.’
    • ‘He stopped in his tracks and looked around, a monstrous task with all the students bustling around him like busy bees.’
    • ‘These complexes are a blessing in disguise for the busy bees like me.’
    • ‘The busy bee worked for over six months programming and reprogramming this, creating hundreds of frames of animation, and some truly awe-inspiring features.’
    • ‘Kean was another busy bee, but his header after 72 minutes should have gone much closer to goal.’
    • ‘Additionally, its residents get out of town and further cross-pollinate other locales, like truly busy bees!’
    • ‘As I entered the gym I saw all the men swarming like busy bees around their coach.’
    • ‘Hellenic's goalkeeper Gareth Ormshaw was a busy bee in goal and produced breathtaking saves to deny the few shoots that threatened his goal.’
    • ‘Although he's a busy bee, we still hang out in LA when we get the chance.’
    • ‘Armed with baubles, craft knives, glue, string and shiny material, Forkhill Senior Citizens were busy bees preparing their Christmas tree decorations last week.’
    worker, organizer, activist, man of action, achiever, high achiever, succeeder, hustler, entrepreneur
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