View Poll Results: I couldn't go because I was tied ____ at work.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Tie

    You can get the definitions of tie as a phrasal verb here.
    Last edited by Tdol; 20-Sep-2008 at 20:10.

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    Default Re: Tie

    I had to work late.


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    I think it means I was busy with my work, right?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    I think it means I was busy with my work, right?!
    Yep. "He was tied up at work" = "He was focused on work to the exclusion of everything else"


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    Default Re: Tie

    Literally "tied up at work"

    ... works as an escapologist

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    i think it means he did could not make it to work because he was stressed

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