be run/rushed off one's feet

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be run/rushed off one's feet

British
: to be very busy
  • We are run off our feet trying to fill orders.

Word by Word Definitions

run play
  1. : to go faster than a walk

  2. : to move at a fast gallop

  3. : flee, retreat, escape

  1. : an act or the action of running : continued rapid movement

  2. : a quickened gallop

  3. : a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. : being in a melted state

  2. : made from molten material : cast in a mold

  3. : having made a migration or spawning run

rush play rushed
  1. : any of various monocotyledonous often tufted marsh plants (as of the genera Juncus and Luzula of the family Juncaceae, the rush family) with cylindrical often hollow stems which are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats

  1. : to move forward, progress, or act with haste or eagerness or without preparation

  2. : to advance a football by running plays

  3. : to push or impel on or forward with speed, impetuosity, or violence

  1. : a violent forward motion

  2. : attack, onset

  3. : a surging of emotion

  1. : requiring or marked by special speed or urgency

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

feet
  1. : plural of foot


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