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English definition of “have sth on your plate”

have sth on your plate

informal
to have something, usually a large amount of important work, to deal with: She's got a lot on her plate - especially with two new projects starting this week. The aid agencies have (more than) enough on their plate without having unnecessary visitors to look after.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
(Definition of have sth on your plate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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