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Head above water


Overwhelmed. Surviving.   One is being inundated with chores or decisions. Suggests that one is nearly drowning in responsibilities. (Compare to Don’t know if I’m coming or going, Up to my eyeballs or Up to my neck with crocodiles.)

“Off you go to the big  city, just remember to keep your head above water.”

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