Phrasal verbs about being busy


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Be tied up
Be so busy that you're unable to see or speak to anyone else or go anywhere
Pile up
Become more and more (used with unpleasant things)
Be snowed under
Have so much work to do that you have problems dealing with it
Slave away
Work very hard with little or no rest
Catch up with
Do something you did not have time to do earlier
Branch out
Start to do something different from what you normally do
Work on
Spending time working in order to produce something
Work towards
Try hard to achieve
Keep at
Continue working hard at something difficult or something which takes a long time
Stick at
Continue working hard at something even though it is difficult or takes a long time
Chase up
Ask people to do something which they said they would do but have not done yet)
Move along
Develop in a satisfactory way
Squeeze in
Manage to see someone or do something when you are very busy and do not have much time available
Wriggle out of
Avoid doing something which other people think you should do, often in a dishonest way (informal)