Urman Dictionary

focus shear

noun phrase

When one is prevented from focusing all of one’s limited attention on something that is important right now due to distractions that cannot responsibly be ignored.

It’s fine that the laundry and housework have been piling up while I’ve been on this big push at work, but now I have to do my taxes, plus my old college buddy chose this week to visit. This focus shear is so frustrating - I wish I could put off the government and my friendship just long enough to finish my project.