be snowed under›to have more work than you can deal with: be snowed under with/by sthWe have been snowed under with phonecalls all day.One of her majorconcerns is to ensure that her boss never gets snowed under.
We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and