Tag Archives: office

Snowed under

snowed under meaning

Photo credit: go.to/funpic

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).

Tagged , , , ,

Keep me in the loop

Deutsch: Nordwest Ecke der Loop in Chicago Eng...

Photo credit: Wikipedia

I’ve asked Jane to keep me in the loop, but she must have forgotten‘.

To keep somebody in the loop means to keep up-to-date and include them in the decision-making process.

Here are some more examples:

– We’ll be sending our newsletter weekly: it’s crucial to keep our subscribers in the loop.

Tagged , , ,