Busy, or otherwise overwhelmed with work.
Originally used in Northeastern culinary institutions, made its way into corporate lingo late 2012.
John was chopping onions trying to get his management reports done and fix the broken copier.
When Sam asked John if he could do him a favor, John responded "Sorry, I can't, I'm chopping onions this morning!"
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