I have a lot of plates up in the air

Heard on a conference call, this is a great congruent conflation of “a lot of balls in the air” and “a lot on my plate”, both meaning having a great deal or too much to deal with. ¬†My guess is that the speaker was also thinking not only of ball juggling but also plate spinning, both common juggling acts. ¬†Thanks to John Costello for hearing this one and passing it on!