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    Hi

    Does the phrase "be snowed under" most often (or always) mean that one has a lot of work, too much work?
    So if someone says "I'm snowed under" should I understand it that he has a lot of work?

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    It certainly means that he has a lot to do. It might not be work. It could be cleaning or homework or emails to answer or laundry etc etc.

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    It normally means that they have so much work they're struggling to cope.

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    Can I use this phrase in this context: If you take this job you’ll be snowed under every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Can I use this phrase in this context: If you take this job you’ll be snowed under every day.
    Yes. I'm not sure why anyone would take that job if they were told that in advance though!

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