(a) full plate

(a) full plate
a lot of work to do or problems to deal with.

Facing funding cuts and a lawsuit challenging the school's admissions policy, the university's new president has a full plate.

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  • plate — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from plate, feminine of plat flat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, probably from Greek platys broad, flat more at place Date: 14th century 1. a. a smooth flat thin piece of material b. (1) forged …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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