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Idioms

have your hands full

This page is about the idiom have your hands full

Meaning

If you have your hands full, you're busy.

For example

  • I'd love to teach you but I've got my hands full at the moment and I can't take on any more students just now.

  • Marianne has her hands full raising her kids, so she won't be working again until they're all in school.

Quick Quiz

If Ben has his hands full at the moment, he has

a. lots to do

b. little to do

c. nothing to do

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Contributor: Matt Errey