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meaning of "abollado"

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A Venezuelan correspondent said she and co-workers were "de abollados" in the context of stating how busy they have been in the office. How could this be expressed best in English?

UPDATE: I LIKE THE TRANSLATION OFFERED AS FOLLOWS:

They have not put a dent in their workload.

Alternatively, how about

We are slammed by the workload

?

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updated ENE 26, 2010
edited by hharmony
posted by hharmony

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I also like " Bogged down " or " Swamped "with work.

updated ENE 26, 2010
posted by albert-fabrik-
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After further research, I think the meaning I posted is an Americanism from using the word "beat" in English.

updated ENE 26, 2010
posted by lorenzo9
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They have not pet a dent in their workload.

updated ENE 26, 2010
posted by albert-fabrik-
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abollado = agotado = exhausted

updated ENE 26, 2010
edited by lorenzo9
posted by lorenzo9
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Hi lorenzo

Where did you find the reference to "agotada"?

RAE quotes "abollado"

abollado1, da.

(Del part. de abollar1).

  1. adj. coloq. Cuba. Dicho de una persona: Que se halla en mala situación económica.

abollado2.

  1. m. desus. Adorno de bollos en los metales y vestidos.
updated ENE 26, 2010
edited by Eddy
posted by Eddy
WR - lorenzo9, ENE 26, 2010
It was actually for abollada - lorenzo9, ENE 26, 2010
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