on one's plate

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on one's plate

informal
used to refer to the things that a person has to do or deal with at one time
  • She has a lot on her plate right now.

Word by Word Definitions

plate play
  1. : a smooth flat thin piece of material

  2. : forged, rolled, or cast metal in sheets usually thicker than ¹/₄ inch (6 millimeters)

  3. : a very thin layer of metal deposited on a surface of base metal by plating

  1. : to cover or equip with plate: such as

  2. : to provide with armor plate

  3. : to cover with an adherent layer mechanically, chemically, or electrically


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