Now, this phrase perfectly describes my state over the last two weeks and it will still be relevant for about two more weeks, as I’m working my way through a huge translation.
It is used to say that you have a lot of work to do.
More examples of this useful expression:
– I have been snowed under with requests for quotations, something that wasn’t happening a few months ago (BBC).
– Single women of Britain, if you didn’t already feel snowed under with advice to cut out carbs, drink less booze and deny yourselves most other treats this January, you might be interested to know that there’s one more area in which you should be reining in your appetites: your relationships with men (The Guardian).
– The nation’s theatres are snowed under with festive shows, but there’s still plenty else on offer for the grinches among us (The Guardian).
– Contrary to the beliefs of many Darwin scholars, the great evolutionist did not delay publishing his theory for fear of professional ridicule or social shame. According to a new analysis of Charles Darwin’s correspondence, the real reason was much more prosaic – he was snowed under with work (The Guardian).
[…] but I must admit I hardly ever use it myself. However, it’s a nice alternative to ‘snowed under‘ (the latter, however, is probably more appropriate for this time of […]