snowed under

snowed under
covered in snow, inundated

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • snowed under — phrase with too much work to deal with We’re snowed under with applications for the job. Thesaurus: busy and workingsynonym Main entry: snow * * * snowed under : having to deal with too much of something : overwhelmed by something …   Useful english dictionary

  • snowed under — ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, usu ADJ with n (emphasis) If you say that you are snowed under, you are emphasizing that you have a lot of work or other things to deal with. [INFORMAL] Ed was snowed under with fan mail when he was doing his television… …   English dictionary

  • snowed under —    Someone who is snowed under has so many things to do, usually work, that they unable to cope with it all.     With the flu epidemic, doctors and nurses are completely snowed under …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • snowed under — having too much work to do. She wants me to take some time off but I m snowed under with work at the moment. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of snowed under (= covered by so much snow that people cannot get out or move around) …   New idioms dictionary

  • snowed under — verb have too much work. We are completely snowed under at work because it is the end of the tax year …   Wiktionary

  • snowed under — with too much work to deal with We re snowed under with applications for the job …   English dictionary

  • snowed under —  Overwhelmed (usu. with work) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • snowed under with — Overwhelmed with a heap or rapid accumulation of • • • Main Entry: ↑snow …   Useful english dictionary

  • be snowed under — ► to have more work than you can deal with: be snowed under with/by sth »We have been snowed under with phone calls all day. »One of her major concerns is to ensure that her boss never gets snowed under. Main Entry: ↑snow …   Financial and business terms

  • (be) snowed under (with something) — be snowed ˈunder (with sth) idiom to have more things, especially work, than you feel able to deal with • I d love to come but I m completely snowed under at the moment. Main entry: ↑snowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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