busy as a bee

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of busy as a bee

informal
: very busy and active
  • My mom is (as) busy as a bee around Christmastime.

Word by Word Definitions

busy play
  1. : engaged in action : occupied

  2. : being in use

  3. : full of activity : bustling

  1. : to make engaged in action : to make busy (see 1busy 1a) : occupy

  2. : bustle

bee play
  1. : any of numerous hymenopterous insects (superfamily Apoidea) that differ from the related wasps especially in the heavier hairier body and in having sucking as well as chewing mouthparts, that feed on pollen and nectar, and that store both and often also honey — see africanized bee, bumblebee, carpenter bee, honeybee, sweat bee

  2. : an eccentric notion : fancy

  1. : the letter b

  1. : a gathering of people for a specific purpose


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