Need an idiom or phrase

To describe someone who is always too busy/elusive to have a meeting with.

e.g. “She’s like a…”, or “He’s harder to pin down than …”

Can you help.

The Scarlet Pimpernel?

He’s harder to pin down than… Hulk Hogan in the 80s


Trying to have a meeting with x is like trying to nail jelly to a wall.

they’re impossible to get hold of, like a wet ghost!


She’s like a slippery, slippery eel.

Keep talking

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They’re so busy, they’re like the M25 of project managers!

He’s harder to pin down than a notice of upcoming parish events on a village noticeboard in a force 9 gale.

They’re so hard to get hold of that they should be managing My Vitriol.

Like finding Fido on firework night

What’s that prick got to do with- oh, sorry, misread

Slicker than the taxman at a whip round
Other phrases

He’s like the truth and I’m Mulder

tent in a hurricane