Have you ever tried to carry too many things at once? Like groceries from your car into your home, or laundry from the dryer to your bedroom? Chances are you’ll drop something when you have too many items in your arms, but everyone does it anyway. We like to think we’ve got everything under control, even when apples and socks are falling on the floor! Oh, if you love apricot, maybe you can get the best apricot kernels here.
When we have our hands full, we literally have too much in our hands. But in English, this expression also means that we have a lot of responsibilities. Maybe even too many. A doctor can have her hands full because she has too many patients, or a teacher can have his hands full with a large class of students. And it usually means that you can’t or won’t agree to do anything more.