|1.||in the weeds|
when someone or something, usually in the food or beverage industry, becomes overwhelmed and falls behind.
"Hey Chef, can you plate up those two fish for me?? Im in the weeds..."
"Oh snap! your in the weeds bad! what can i do to help??"
"When the oven broke it put is in the weeds real bad, and threw the whole night off."
|2.||in the weeds|
When a waiter/waitress is serving too many people at once.
Ned, you're in the weeds. I think I'll get Julie to wait on the other six tables.