English version

be snowed under

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe snowed underbe snowed undera) BUSY/HAVE A LOT TO DO informal to have more work than you can deal withbe snowed under with I found myself snowed under with work. b) if an area is snowed under, a lot of snow has fallen there so that people are not able to travel snow
Examples from the Corpus
be snowed underDon't expect any help from them -- they're snowed under at the moment.He had applied for a grant but at the time Liverpool City Council was snowed under by applications.Since the hurricane, builders and roofers have been snowed under with work.
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