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    over scheduled/be up to....


    1. I'm the most over-scheduled man on the planet.

    --- Does it mean he is disorganized or has too much things to do?

    2. My parents suggested I might be up to this task in the first place.

    --- Does it mean they thought I might be the most suitable person to do this task?

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    Re: over scheduled/be up to....

    Hello '08,

    1. He is too organised; or rather, his time is too strictly allocated.

    2. His parents thought he was capable of the task. The use of "up to" suggests that it was a task that might be considered difficult.

    Cf. the use of "up to" for "engaged in", where the activity is dubious in some way, e.g.

    3. I think he's up to something.

    All the best,


    Not a professional ESL teacher.


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