What does the phrase have your hands full mean?

to be so busy that you do not have time to do anything else: I’d love to help but I’ve got my hands full organizing the school play. Thesaurus: synonyms, antonyms, and examples.

How do you use your hands full?

to have your hands full = to be very busy with something, meaning you don’t have time to do anything else. We can say that you have your hands full with something or doing something. e.g. I’ve got my hands full with the children/looking after the children.

What is the origin of the idiom have one’s hands full?

have one’s hands full, to. To be completely occupied or very busy, to have more than enough to do. This expression dates from the fifteenth century or earlier. It appears in Thomas Malory’s Morte d’Arthur: “Ye shalle have bothe your handes ful of me.” See also plate, to have a lot/enough on one’s.

How do you use the phrase at the hands of?

If you suffer at the hands of someone, they hurt you or treat you badly: How many people have died at the hands of terrorist organizations?

What to say when someone says you have your hands full?

“You’re right and I love it!” Because really. “I am blessed to have them in my life. “And we wouldn’t have it any other way!”. “You should see my heart!”. “I’d rather have them full then empty!”. “Yes, in the best way!”. “And we’re loving every minute of it!”. “Yes, they are full….

Do you have your hands full?

Definition of ‘to have your hands full’ If you have your hands full with something, you are very busy because of it. She had her hands full with new arrivals.