Be snowed under – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To be snowed under is to be overwhelmed: to have too much work to do.

Informal English.

Examples of use:

1. She is totally snowed under at work.

2. We’re snowed under at work because two members of staff are on holiday.

3. John started his new business last month and he is snowed under with orders already.

4. I had a week off work last week, and I’ve been snowed under ever since.

5. They have triplets and they are snowed under with nappies to change and clothes to wash.

Image by kiwinz