Definition of be rushed (or run) off one's feet in US English:

be rushed (or run) off one's feet


  • Be very busy.

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