English version

a hive of industry/activity etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha hive of industry/activity etca hive of industry/activity etcBritish EnglishBUSY PLACE a place that is full of people who are very busy 🔊 This marketplace was once a hive of activity. hive
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a hive of industry/activity etcBrimscombe Port was once a hive of activity but has now largely disappeared.In just a few days the centre will be a hive of activity.Murrayfield was a hive of activity yesterday as there were also sessions for the under-21s, under-19s and under-18s.Once again the room becomes a hive of activity, and the evening meal is forgotten.One day, towards the end of March, the whole place became a hive of activity.The courtyard was a hive of activity.Within a day of landing, the ship became a hive of activity.The place a hive of industry.
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