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     I'm tied up with something for the moment.

Storyline: What would you say when you are very busy with something and can't just put it aside even though your wife is calling you?
Priscilla: Rich, can you come downstairs for a minute right now?
Richard: I'm sorry I can't.  I'm tied up with something urgent at the moment.
Priscilla: Oh, are you on the stupid net again?  When are you going to get off?
Richard: Just a minute, Dear!  I'm looking at a new jewelry site.  I wanna make sure I get the right gift for your birthday, don't I? 
Priscilla: Oh?  In that case, I'm sorry to bother you.  Take as much time as you need.
Richard: No problem.

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