As Busy As a Bee




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As Busy As a Bee : Phrases



Meaning:

Very busy.


Origin:

From Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, (the Squire's Tale), 1386-1400:

Ey! Goddes mercy!” sayd our Hoste tho,


Now such a wyf I pray God keep me fro.


Lo, suche sleightes and subtilitees


In wommen be; for ay as busy as bees


Be thay us seely men for to desceyve,


And from a soth ever a lie thay weyve.


And by this Marchaundes tale it proveth wel.





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