I heard the sentence in a movie:

I'm kind of slammed.

My guess is that I'm kind of overwhelmed by lots of work. But I am not quite sure. What does it truly mean? Under what circumstances would it possibly be used?


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According to Dictionary.com it's derived from Swedish:

  • slamra {vb} EN: to clatter, to pound, to pound away, to pound out.

Without knowing which movie you refer to it likely means drunk or busy (a lot on my plate, a lot on my mind).

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