One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Occupying one's time or energy.‘you've got a lot on your plate at the moment’
- ‘Because I shall have quite a lot on my plate when I'm out there.’
- ‘I tried to lose to Vanessa, as the darling girl has rather a lot on her plate at the moment.’
- ‘Whoever takes over is going to have a lot on their plate.’
- ‘Forbes came from a troubled background, had quite a lot on her plate with two children, had moved away from her family and had to count on friends.’
- ‘The jury hearing evidence against him must have a lot on their plate.’
- ‘Being a mum-of-four, a part-time French teacher and an active member of her church, Sally Wheeler had rather a lot on her plate in 1994.’
- ‘It took me three or four weeks to realise how depressed he was, and the fact that he wasn't doing anything about it - as you may remember, I had a lot on my plate back then too.’
- ‘They've got a lot of other things on their plate.’
- ‘You came straight out of school into TV writing, and you've had a lot of projects on your plate ever since.’
- ‘India have a lot on their plate as they move to Sri Lanka for the triangular series.’
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