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English Idioms

“Busy as a Bee”

Busy as a Bee


  • Very busy

Frequency of Use: Medium to High

Sample Sentences

  1. My sister is always as busy as a bee. She never has a free moment.
  2. James has been as busy as a bee ever since he started his new job.
  3. If you weren’t so busy as a bee, we could hang out more.
  4. Stop running around as busy as a bee. You need to slow down and relax.
  5. What has your father as busy as a bee? He seems so tied up with work.

Conversation Questions

  1. When you are as busy as a bee in your study or work, what do you do to relax and settle down?

Speaking Situation

You are an English teacher, and one of your students has recently missed a number of classes, and she tends to fall asleep in class. (She also works 25 hours a week.) Things just don’t seem normal because she is always as busy as a been and works so hard in her classes. However, yesterday, she suddenly passed out in the hall, and after going to the hospital, a doctor told her to cut back on her work. What recommendations do you have for her? Keep in mind that if she doesn’t work, she might not have enough money to pay for rent, food, health insurance, and school tuition.

Possible Answer

“She should check to see if you qualifies for a school scholarship.”

Language Activity

Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it. 

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