meaning and examples of the Phrase

Busy as a one-armed paperhanger

pronunciation:
British (male):
American (female):
*busy as a beaver (building a new dam) & *busy as a bee & *busy as a one-armed paperhanger & *busy as Grand Central Station & *busy as a cat on a hot tin roof & *busy as a fish peddler in Lent & *busy as a cranberry merchant (at Thanksgiving) & *busy as popcorn on a skillet
very busy. (*Also: as ~.)
My boss keeps me as busy as a one-armed paperhanger.
I don't have time to talk to you. I'm as busy as a beaver.
When the tourist season starts, this store is busy as Grand Central Station.
Sorry I can't go to lunch with you. I'm as busy as a beaver building a new dam.
Prying into other folks' business kept him busy as popcorn on a skillet.

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