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overworked

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverworkedo‧ver‧worked /ˌəʊvəˈwɜːkt◂ $ ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrkt◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 WORK HARDmade to work too hard 🔊 an overworked doctor 🔊 They’re overworked and understaffed.2 TOO/TOO MUCHa word or phrase that is overworked is used too much and has become less effective 🔊 overworked metaphors
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overworkedI'd been six months without any holiday, and I was tired and overworked.It can be a different matter where staff are overworked and underpaid and still expected to smile constantly.Teachers often complain that they are overworked and underpaid.They are cheerful, competent, overworked and understaffed.Our empty shipyards can not refurbish our cruise liners to the same time-scale as overworked but competitive foreign yards.The cuckoo's cavernous red gape may be irresistible to the overworked foster parents.The accident unit was manned by overworked junior medical staff.But overworked officers at Dover had managed to inspect only 2,000 of the 2 million lorries which passed through Dover last year.He immersed himself in parish work and made himself indispensable to the overworked parish priest.overworked teachers
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