I believe I heard someone refer to a woman who is always busy as a "Busy Bettie", but I can't remember the expression, and it is surprisingly relevant to my life 3 years later. It was a complimentary phrase.

  • Perhaps Busy Betty. There is a book about a character with that name, and can also mean busybody, an uncomplimentary phrase. Oct 5 at 17:45
  • @WeatherVane I was going to answer pointing to this book, but it literally just came out. I am sure the phrase is prior to that and that it is a pun based on busy-body.
    – fev
    Oct 5 at 18:24
  • @fev I too noticed the book was October 2022 (not just now and not 3 years ago). I thought I had found a definition in Reverso Dictionary but it doesn't actually, so I discarded the answer started. Oct 5 at 18:27
  • @WeatherVane You are right, for some reason I thought it was this year. But it couldn't have become a best-seller overnight. Figures...
    – fev
    Oct 5 at 18:30
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    It sounds like a woman who's trying to "have it all", but I don't think I've heard a word or phrase for this type of woman.
    – Barmar
    Oct 5 at 22:35


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