Idioms about being busy 很忙的慣用語
1. Busy as a beaver
It shows that you are busy indeed.
Example: I am busy as a beaver these days; I couldn’t take out time for lunch.
2. A lot on one’s plate / A lot going on
It shows that you have lot of work to do.
Example: Today, there are a lot of things in my plate as I am supposed to do an extra work of my colleague who is on leave.
It is used to convey that you are being overloaded with work.
Example: Because of yesterday’s pending work, I am slammed with a lot of work today.
This is a slang term used for describing yourself as being overworked.
Example: I can’t take more projects as I am already swamped with lot of work.
Expressions for saying “No” 說不的短例句
Saying no outright直接說不
- "Unfortunately, I have/am_________. I can help you another time."
- " Sorry, I have/am _______. I hope you understand."
- "No, I have/am_ this week."
- "Sadly, I cannot help with that. I'm not qualified for that type of work."
Saying no politely 有禮貌的說不
- "I'm flattered by your offer, but no thank you."
- "That sounds fun, but I have a lot going on at home."
- "Thank you for thinking of me, but I can’t."
- "I would love to join you, but I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with work right now."
Work in pairs. Take turns to offer something and decline the offer.