busy doing something

doing something, especially with a lot of attention or effort

We're all busy preparing for Christmas.

I was so busy worrying about Julie that I didn't even think about Jake.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • busy doing something — phrase doing something, especially with a lot of attention or effort We’re all busy preparing for Christmas. I was so busy worrying about Julie that I didn’t even think about Jake. Thesaurus: busy and workingsynonym Main entry: busy …   Useful english dictionary

  • too busy doing something — phrase used for saying that someone is paying too much attention to something, with the result that they do not have time for someone or something else I tried to tell you, but you were always too busy talking to listen. Thesaurus: not paying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • too busy doing something — used for saying that someone is paying too much attention to something, with the result that they do not have time for someone or something else I tried to tell you, but you were always too busy talking to listen. See: busily …   English dictionary

  • in the middle of (doing) something — phrase busy doing something He was in the middle of vacuuming when I arrived. Thesaurus: busy and workingsynonym Main entry: middle …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the middle of doing something — in the middle of (something/doing something) busy doing something. We were in the middle of supper when we heard the news. When she called, I was in the middle of giving the baby a bath …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) in the middle of something doing something — be in the middle of sth/of doing sth idiom to be busy doing sth • They were in the middle of dinner when I called. • I m in the middle of writing a difficult letter. Main entry: ↑middleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) in the middle of of doing something — be in the middle of sth/of doing sth idiom to be busy doing sth • They were in the middle of dinner when I called. • I m in the middle of writing a difficult letter. Main entry: ↑middleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie somebody down (to something doing something) — ˌtie sb ˈdown (to sth/to doing sth) derived to restrict sb s freedom, for example by making them accept particular conditions or by keeping them busy • Kids tie you down, don t they? • I don t want to tie myself down to coming back on a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie somebody down (to to doing something) — ˌtie sb ˈdown (to sth/to doing sth) derived to restrict sb s freedom, for example by making them accept particular conditions or by keeping them busy • Kids tie you down, don t they? • I don t want to tie myself down to coming back on a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • busy — bus|y1 [ bızi ] adjective *** 1. ) having many things to do: The parents of young children are always busy. a busy doctor He is an extremely busy man. busy with: Irina and Marcus were busy with preparations for their wedding. a ) not able to do a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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