Posted by: helpforyourenglish | February 21, 2011

Idiom – I’m rushed off my feet

Are you rushed off your feet?

If you are rushed off your feet, you are very busy or you have a lot of work to do.

The idiom is used as an adjective.


I am rushed off my feet. …………… I’m rushed off my feet.

He is rushed off his feet. …………… He’s rushed off his feet

She is rushed off her feet. ………… She’s rushed off her feet.

We are rushed off our feet. ………. We’re rushed off our feet.

They are rushed off their feet. …. They’re rushed off their feet

Change the verb ‘be’ to change tense.

Yesterday, I was rushed off my feet

Last night the workers were rushed off their feet

I’ve been rushed off my feet all day!

We’re going to be rushed off our feet tonight because there aren’t enough staff!

Note: Sometimes ‘run’ is used instead of ‘rushed’.


Those poor nurses have been run off their feet all week.

A report says that Australian fathers are run off their feet.

Examples in real life:


  1. thaaaaaaaaaaak’s a lot
    it’s great explanation..really meaningful and helpful..

  2. yes, I’ve been rushed off my feet for the last few weeks lately. There have been some works to do outside bandung, and it’s 100 miles east of my hometown.
    Thank you for your thinking of me, and believe me I always think of you too, as you’re so kind and very helpful. Really I mean it, buddy. See you soon.

  3. now i know new idiom and i get it now.thank you.
    I think i will be rushed off my feet when I have a lot of home work.:)

  4. What does “there no flies on him” mean?
    Thank you very much.

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