Wow I have had the busiest week ever!
So I started thinking about students here to learn English and all the different ways to talk about being busy, when we speak English in Australia.
First of all, I've been flat out all week, so that's a good one - flat out. This has a longer version too - Flat out like a lizard drinking, but nowadays we just tend to say 'flat out' - it's quicker! Another version of this seems to be 'flat chat' and they all mean the same thing - very busy!
Another way to say you've had a busy week is 'full on'. 'This week has been full on', or 'it's full on'. However 'full on' is slightly different from 'flat out', 'flat out' just means busy, fast-paced whereas 'full on' can also imply something serious or complicated.
Hectic - this is another good one to express yourself as busy - 'It's been hectic', or, 'that was hectic'. Again hectic can mean very busy but it also infers a sense of chaos or messiness.
So, to say we've had a busy week we can use
Then of course we like to tell people how tired we are because it's been so busy:
So let's combine a couple of these. "I've been flat out all week and I'm absolutely buggered"
If you're here to learn English online, don't forget to check out the links in this article - they further explain the English expressions that I've just talked about.
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