What's a suitable word for
"A person who has a busy life but still manages to do everything on time"?

Thanks in advance.

  • 1
    Corner-cutter. :)
    – Kaz
    Dec 17, 2013 at 21:23
  • This is a hard question to answer because there is nothing about a "busy life" that inherently interferes with doing things "on time". One would just use the generic term "punctual."
    – MrHen
    Dec 17, 2013 at 21:24

2 Answers 2


This is an interesting question. Many words capture the "busy" side or the "punctual" side, but those qualities are often mutually exclusive in people. I can certainly be a multitasker yet show up slightly late for all my appointments. :-( On the other hand, I can easily be punctual when I do not have a busy life.

The closest word I can think of that might suggest both qualities is expeditious, as in, "My mother is known for her expeditious handling of matters."

It means "done with speed and efficiency", which suggests the person may be both on-time and at least capable of handling a busy life, though they may not actually have one. So this is also not the perfect word, but maybe it is helpful.

  • this is the closest term which i have got. thanks.
    – BSThakrar
    Dec 19, 2013 at 6:30

Probably the best generic term would be well organised, although depending on the context one of these might also be appropriate: prolific, driven, a machine, in-the-zone, achieving a good 'flow', over-achiever, workaholic.

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