Thanks Cagey. And on a related note:"I have my hands full."
We use this phrase literally, as when we are in the situation you describe. We also use it metaphorically, when we have too much to do, or will have a difficult time accomplishing what we are trying to do.
Thanks Cagey. And on a related note:
Since I have my hands full, I now try to free my hands to open the door.
Does that sound natural to you?
Hi clevermizo,This isn't a really natural thing to say. We would use the future tense "I'll now try to..." and that makes it a little better, but regardless it still sounds very strange to me as a statement.
Actually, if my hands were full, I'd probably ask someone else to open the door. "I've got my hands full right now - could you open that door for me?"
Hi Copyright,I might say:
Since my hands were full and there was no one around to help, I tried to free up a hand to open the door.
Except for vault doors, I think one hand will do it.
Thanks a lot for your respond!Sure. If I'm cooking dinner, for example, and the phone rings, I might ask my daughter, "Could you get that? I've got my hands full."
(Also, use of chat-type abbreviations like "smth" are not allowed here.)