I'm stuck with some things

I'm tied up with something

Both are literal translations from my native language. I think the first one works but second one doesn't. Are there any more natural phases to convey the same that I'm not aware of?

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    Yes to the first. "I'm tied up with something" for the second
    – gotube
    Sep 24, 2022 at 4:17
  • @gotube My bad. I forgot to ad "up". Can you please post your comment in the answer tab?
    – Satya
    Sep 24, 2022 at 4:22

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Both phrases are correct and natural ways to say you're busy.

Here are some other common phrases that mean "I'm busy", and in parentheses (preposition ____) the thing I'm busy with:

I've got a lot on my plate.
I'm swamped (with progress reports).
I'm up to my eyeballs (in customer complaints).

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