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snowed under

Meaning: If you are snowed under you have so much to do that you're having trouble doing it all.

For example:

  • I was so snowed under with work today that I didn't even have time for lunch.

  • If I don't deal with these orders they'll build up and I'll soon be snowed under again.

Quick Quiz:

I was so snowed under today that I had to
  1. wear extra warm clothes
  2. see a doctor
  3. cancel a meeting

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