be+busy

  • 1 busy work — {n.} Work that is done not to do or finish anything important, but just to keep busy. * /When the teacher finished all she had to say it was still a half hour before school was over. So she gave the class a test for busy work./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 get busy — {v. phr.} To accelerate the pace in one s activities. * /We ve got to get busy if we want to make the deadline./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 busy work — {n.} Work that is done not to do or finish anything important, but just to keep busy. * /When the teacher finished all she had to say it was still a half hour before school was over. So she gave the class a test for busy work./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 get busy — {v. phr.} To accelerate the pace in one s activities. * /We ve got to get busy if we want to make the deadline./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 Busy — Bus y (b[i^]z z[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Busied} (b[i^]z z[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Busying}.] [AS. bysgian.] To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one s self with books. [1913 Webster] Be it thy… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Busy — Bus y (b[i^]z z[y^]), a. [OE. busi, bisi, AS. bysig; akin to D. bezig, LG. besig; cf. Skr. bh[=u]sh to be active, busy.] 1. Engaged in some business; hard at work (either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Over-busy — O ver bus y, a. Too busy; officious. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 busy — I. adjective (busier; est) Etymology: Middle English bisy, from Old English bisig; akin to Middle Dutch & Middle Low German besich busy Date: before 12th century 1. a. engaged in action ; occupied b. being in use < found the telephone busy …

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  • 9 Busy hour — Busy hour: In a communications system, the sliding 60 minute period during which occurs the maximum total traffic load in a given 24 hour period. The busy hour is determined by fitting a horizontal line segment equivalent to one hour under the… …

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  • 10 Busy signal (disambiguation) — A busy signal is information communicated to a user or apparatus attempting a connection, indicating the requested connection cannot be completed.* For busy signals in the context of telecommunication and telephony, see Busy signal (telephony). * …

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  • 11 Busy verification — In a public switched telephone network, busy verification: is a network provided service feature that permits an attendant to verify the busy or idle state of station lines and to break into the conversation. A 440 Hz tone is applied to the line… …

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  • 12 Camp-on busy signal — In telecommunication, the term camp on busy signal has the following meanings: *A signal that informs a busy telephone user that another call originator is waiting for a connection. Synonym: call waiting *A teleprinter exchange facility signal… …

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  • 13 Busy beaver — In computability theory, a busy beaver (from the colloquial expression for an industrious person) is a Turing machine that attains the maximum operational busyness (such as measured by the number of steps performed, or the number of nonblank… …

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  • 14 Busy signal — For other uses, see Busy signal (disambiguation). A busy signal (or busy tone or engaged tone) in telephony is an audible or visual signal to the calling party that indicates failure to complete the requested connection of that particular… …

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  • 15 How to keep an idiot busy for hours — is a joke which implicates the listener in circular reasoning or action in an attempt to find out how to keep an idiot busy for hours. The implication is that the listener is an idiot. The joke can take many forms, including questions with no… …

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  • 16 Busy work — is a term for schoolwork, coursework, or homework that keeps students occupied without teaching anything constructive or interesting. Examples might include hastily put together projects , which are given to the student to keep them busy if the… …

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  • 17 Busy waiting — In software engineering, busy waiting or spinning is a technique in which a process repeatedly checks to see if a condition is true, such as waiting for keyboard input or waiting for a lock to become available. It can also be used to delay… …

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  • 18 Busy Philipps — Infobox actor name=Busy Philipps birthname=Elizabeth Jean Philipps birthdate=birth date and age|1979|6|25|mf=n birthplace=Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. spouse=Marc Silverstein (2007 present)Elizabeth Jean Busy Philipps (born June 25 1979) is an… …

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  • 19 A Busy Day — For the 1940 film, see A Busy Day . Infobox Film name = A Busy Day caption = director = Charlie Chaplin producer = Mack Sennett writer = narrator = starring = Charlie Chaplin music = cinematography = Frank D. Williams editing = distributor =… …

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  • 20 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby — Infobox Single Name = Too Busy Thinking About My Baby Artist = Marvin Gaye from Album = M.P.G. B side = Wherever I Lay My Hat (That s My Home) Released = April 1969 Format = 7 single Recorded = Hitsville USA (Studio A); 1969 Genre = Soul Length …

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