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Busy bee an industrious person; an expression deriving from the bee taken as the type of a busy worker.

See also busiest, if you want something done, ask a busy person.

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busy

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

as busy as a bee very busy or industrious.

busy bee an industrious person

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busy

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 32 words.

busy bee an industrious person; an expression deriving from the bee taken as the type of a busy worker.

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busy

Overview page.

Busy bee an industrious person; an expression deriving from the bee taken as the type of a busy worker.

See also busiest, if you want something done, ask a busy person.

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Busic

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

Serbian and Croatian (Busić): patronymic from a pet form of the personal names Budimir, Budislav, or

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busily <i>adv</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

m ˈbɪzɪˌləɪ

sp busily2

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Busy Signals

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 271 words.

b. Howard W. Hamilton III, USA. Busy Signals is the recording moniker employed by Hamilton a former art school student

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busy <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

Brit A detective. 1904–. M. Allingham I don't know ‘ow long we've got before the busies come trampin’ in

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Busy Signals

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Howard W. Hamilton III, USA. Busy Signals is the recording moniker employed by Hamilton a former art school student and Babes In Toyland roadie. His own recordings, however, reject ...

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BUSY, Marco - Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 21 words.

French, 20th century, male.

Born in Etaules (Charente).

Painter.

Marco Busy exhibited at the Salons des Indépendants.

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Busy bee, A

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 42 words.

An active or industrious person, one who has many things to do. See also as busy as a bee.

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