• Busy yourself occupy yourself, be engrossed, immerse yourself, involve yourself, amuse yourself, absorb yourself, employ yourself, engage yourself, keep busy or occupied He busied himself with the camera. Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002.
  • Busy adjective (DOING THINGS) A2 If you are busy, you are working hard, or giving your attention to a particular thing: Mum was busy in the kitchen.
  • Definition of busy in the Idioms Dictionary. What does busy expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. Busy - Idioms by The Free.
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/ ˈbɪz i nɪs /


lively but meaningless activity.



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Origin ofbusyness



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  • There can nothing equal the busyness of a man hastening to perfect his arrangements before a flight of ducks is due to start.

  • Samarra camp was a swirl of dust after the day's busyness; almost a faery place in the last sunlight.

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  • Add the ordinary impediments of life, and admire my busyness.

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  • The men whose devoted lives have made history great have seen in creation's busyness more than aimless shuddering.

  • Phillida was framed in the open square, and shook a dustcloth at us by way of greeting and evidence of her busyness.

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Busy Philipps has made a big reveal about one of her children.

The 'Dawson's Creek' alum spoke about her 12-year-old child Birdie on an episode of her 'Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best' podcast and shared that Birdie is gay.

'For those of you who are my friends listening at home, this is the first you’re hearing that Birdie is gay and out,' said Philipps, 41, per Just Jared. 'Birdie told us at 10 years old and we immediately… I mean obviously, I knew that Birdie knew.'

The star shares both Birdie and her daughter Cricket Pearl, 7, with her husband, filmmaker Marc Silverstein.

Busy Philipps has revealed that her 12-year-old child is gay and prefers they/them pronouns. (Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Center for Reproductive Rights)

Additionally, Philipps shared that rather than she/her pronouns, Birdie prefers to go by they/them pronouns, which has been an adjustment for the actress.

'I said, ‘You know, Bird, I’ve been doing a bad job with the pronouns,' said the 'Cougar Town' actress.

She continued: 'Because Birdie said that they would like their pronouns to be they/them, and I haven’t been doing it, and I said because I have this public persona and I want Birdie to be in control of their own narrative and not have to answer to anybody outside of our friends and family if they don’t want to.'

Young Birdie had no reservations about her mother sharing the information.


Busy Philipps (center) with her kids Cricket Pearl Silverstein (left), and Birdie Leigh Silverstein (right) in 2017. (Rich Fury/Getty Images for MGA/L.O.L. Surprise!)

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'Bird was like, 'I don’t give a f--k. You can talk about how I’m gay and out; you can talk about my pronouns. That would be cool with me. That’s great,' Philipps explained. 'So I said, 'OK, I can talk about it on the podcast.'

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She added: 'So Birdie, my out kid, prefers they/them. I f--k up sometimes, but I’m trying my best at that, too.'