hit the sack - to go to bed in order to sleep, burn the candle at both ends - to be busy from early in the morning until late at night and so get very little rest, under the weather - not feeling completely well, snowed under - having too much to do, acting up - a body or machine not performing as it should; behaving badly, skint - having no money, pack up - to stop working / break (machine), at your wits end - to be so frustrated by a problem that you do not know what to do next, take a rain check - used to tell someone that you cannot accept an invitation now, but would like to do so at a later time, not up to it - to not have the energy or motivation to do something., leave you in the lurch - to not do for someone what you had promised you would do,

Idioms / Informal Language for Making Excuses





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