Drink from a fire hose

drink from a fire hose

To take on or be inundated by more of something (i.e., work, responsibility, information, etc.) than one is capable of handling. My first day on the job was like drinking from a fire hose—they threw so much at me that I don’t know how I’ll remember any of it.

Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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