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full plate

full plate

Date: Jul 23 2009

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I still care about my work, but I just have such a full plate with everything else. It’s got to be something I really, really want to do in order for me to leave my family to do a movie.”

- Actress Michelle Pfeiffer on balancing work with family. (In Style)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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busy schedule; many things to do

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Can you remember the last time you saw Michele Pfeiffer in a movie? OK, she was pretty awesome as Catwoman in Batman Returns. But that came out way back in 1992!

Pfeiffer recently told a magazine that the reason she hasn’t been in many movies lately is that her plate is too full with other things. Like what? Usually, a plate gets filled with food. But Pfeiffer isn’t talking about an actual dinner plate. She means that her life is too busy. As the mother of two kids, she has a full plate at home. She doesn’t feel like she has enough time to make movies.

Full plate isn’t the only idiom that uses the word plate. For example, if something is handed to you on a plate, it means you get something very easily, without having to work hard for it. And can you remember what it means to step up to the plate?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I just lost my job, so I don’t have a very full plate right now.”

“I don’t mind having a full plate. It’s better than being bored.”

“Kerri would like to take a vacation but her plate is too full at work.”

“This week is going to be very busy for me. I have a full plate!”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Her time is engaged with so many things she has to care about. Although her carrier is important, there are things that are more important than her carrier.
作者 Mr.Bean's wife
full plate means something which full your life and doesn't leave you time for something else
作者 monacovalentina
chomo busy:)
作者 chomo
ciberd7 She is fullfiled with what she has
作者 ciberd7
sofree full schedule, a lot of things to do
作者 sofree
tharinda07 Full plate means full schedule or a lot to do
作者 tharinda07

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vishnukn

United Arab Emirates

hi
how ru
what udo
chat plz
im wait
ok
thx
visun80172@gmail.com
iim from dubai
vishnu

05:04 PM Jul 29 2009 |

vishnukn

United Arab Emirates

hi
how ru
what udo
chat plz
im wait
ok
thx
iim from dubai
vishnu

05:04 PM Jul 29 2009 |

vishnukn

United Arab Emirates

hi
how ru
what udo
chat plz
im wait
ok
thx
iim from dubai
vishnu

05:04 PM Jul 29 2009 |

corsair37

Viet Nam

this time, i have a full plate, we must dispatch product early August, so we must work hard now. But I like working hard, it make me more dynamic :)

02:20 AM Jul 28 2009 |

Kyaw Kyaw Naing

Myanmar

It's mean busy?

02:07 AM Jul 28 2009 |

kaseem

kaseem

Syrian Arab Republic

oh yea this is the life like full plate.

 

12:21 AM Jul 28 2009 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

 i have full plate every day.  i m a house wife and a mother.

10:46 PM Jul 27 2009 |

kayesmahmud

Bangladesh

what the meaning of "i love you" who can tell me?Cool

04:50 PM Jul 27 2009 |

tink3rb3ll

tink3rb3ll

Australia

....

02:14 PM Jul 26 2009 |

Kyaw Kyaw Naing

Myanmar

i am full plate everyday. Because of, i am very poor man. i want imporve my skills. Who can help me just only english skills.

 

11:12 AM Jul 26 2009 |

Tempest

Tempest

Syrian Arab Republic

extremely busy

life is full of things like job , problems

11:17 PM Jul 25 2009 |

Sindy ao u

Sindy ao u

Taiwan

life's busy?

03:33 PM Jul 25 2009 |

nour_2

nour_2

Syrian Arab Republic

all life is full plate…..

 

02:24 PM Jul 25 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Full Plate means having all the time taken…Somtimes it be cool,sometimes not,because it leads you to want "to embrace the world with the legs" and that creates much stress! I hate to be stressed! ...I'm a balanced person,I like to have time to do nothing ;)

12:34 PM Jul 25 2009 |

xtemhax

xtemhax

Benin

hello how are you?

05:20 PM Jul 24 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Every monday,wednesday and fridays are full plate to me,I have to get up pretty early,I hate it!!!

01:23 PM Jul 24 2009 |

lolita20

lolita20

Algeria

 to day i had a full plate in my trip ….....

11:08 PM Jul 23 2009 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

so my schedule lately it has not been kind of full plate but its though.  

09:29 PM Jul 23 2009 |

ismael salah

United Arab Emirates

ihave afull plate in this to days

08:33 PM Jul 23 2009 |

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