To Have a Lot on Your Plate

Welcome to English in a minute!A plate is a dish that you put your food on.Have a lot on your plate.Hey,Anna.I am having a party this weekend.You should come!I wish I could.But my weekend is really busy.I’m baking a wedding cake,writing my article,teaching two classes and–oh–my parents are visiting.Wow,you have a lot on your plate.I do.To have a lot on your plate means that you are dealing with many responsibilities or problems at one time.Imagine a plate being so full that it cannot fit any more food on it.Someone who has a lot on their plate is very busy,maybe too busy.And that’s English in a minute!

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