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what with one thing and another

informal You say what with one thing and another when you ​want to ​explain that the ​reason you have ​failed to do something is because you have been very ​busy: What with one thing and another, I ​forgot to ​call you ​yesterday.
(Definition of what with one thing and another from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “what with one thing and another”
in Chinese (Simplified) 因为事情一个接着一个,因为忙得不可开交…
in Chinese (Traditional) 因為事情一件接著一件,因為忙得不可開交…
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