- To have a lot on (my/his) plate:
I would love to go on holiday this week but I’ve got a lot on my plate so I will be working late.
- To be swamped:
There’s so much to do around the office. Everyone is absolutely swamped.
- High flier:
Janet has gotten the most sales this month. She’s definitely a high flier.
- Stop at nothing:
Kris is working late everyday and sometimes even on weekends. I think she will stop at nothing to get promoted.
- It’s in the bag:
Carol has just come back from the negotiation, she says the deal went well so it’s in the bag.
- Get the ball rolling:
Every start is rough, what’s important is to get the ball rolling and then we will see.
- Get cracking:
The supervisors will visit from Head Office so everyone should get cracking.
- Going to the extra mile:
Steven will probably be promoted soon, he is always willing to go the extra mile.
- Pulling (his/her) weight:
It’s important that every single person pulls their own weight for this new project.
- To have (his/her) work cut out for (him/her):
The new directives have arrived from Home Office, it seems Joe will have his work cut out for him.
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