Definition of busy bee in English:

busy bee

noun

informal
  • An industrious person.

    • ‘These complexes are a blessing in disguise for the busy bees like me.’
    • ‘Armed with baubles, craft knives, glue, string and shiny material, Forkhill Senior Citizens were busy bees preparing their Christmas tree decorations last week.’
    • ‘As a result of five busy bees during that time, the once messy and disorganised community project has been revitalised.’
    • ‘Brooke Hogan has actually been a busy bee, Christine.’
    • ‘Although he's a busy bee, we still hang out in LA when we get the chance.’
    • ‘You could well describe the 3,400 tonne frigate and her ship's company of 163 led by CMDR Mike Noonan as busy bees.’
    • ‘Additionally, its residents get out of town and further cross-pollinate other locales, like truly busy bees!’
    • ‘He stopped in his tracks and looked around, a monstrous task with all the students bustling around him like busy bees.’
    • ‘And local film critics have been busy bees lately, watching several films a day at advance press screenings.’
    • ‘As Joel begins to see why he fell for Clem in the first place, the busy bees that buzz around his body begin to reveal some of their own tangled dysfunctionality.’
    • ‘As I entered the gym I saw all the men swarming like busy bees around their coach.’
    • ‘She felt a tinge of delicious jealousy for her most beautiful of siblings. ‘That gorgeous cad Elrion has been quite the busy bee, dear seraph.’’
    • ‘The busy bee worked for over six months programming and reprogramming this, creating hundreds of frames of animation, and some truly awe-inspiring features.’
    • ‘Before Bill can get the busy bee Jo to slow down and sign the papers, a weather alert comes in and the team's caravan is off tornado hunting, this time with a peeved Bill in tow.’
    • ‘Hellenic's goalkeeper Gareth Ormshaw was a busy bee in goal and produced breathtaking saves to deny the few shoots that threatened his goal.’
    • ‘After several years her sculptures caught someone's eye and ever since then she's been a busy bee.’
    • ‘I strolled up to the front desk and leaned on the counter, staring at the busy bee of a lady working behind it.’
    • ‘I was scurrying around the place, a sort of busy bee.’
    • ‘Kean was another busy bee, but his header after 72 minutes should have gone much closer to goal.’
    worker, organizer, activist, man of action, woman of action, achiever, high achiever, succeeder, hustler, entrepreneur, force of nature

Pronunciation

busy bee

/ˈbizē ˌbē/ /ˈbɪzi ˌbi/