have your hands full Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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have your hands full

C2 to be so ​busy that you do not have ​time to do anything ​else: I'd ​love to ​help but I've got my ​handsfullorganizing the ​schoolplay.
(Definition of have your hands full from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have your hands full”
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙得不可开交…
in Turkish çok meşgul olmak…
in Russian хлопот полон рот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙得不可開交…
in Polish mieć ręce pełne roboty…
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