be bulging at the seams

be bulging/bursting at the seams

if a place is bursting at the seams, it has a very large number of people or things in it All my family came to stay for the wedding and our little house was bursting at the seams.
See also: bulge, seam
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We should be bulging at the seams in the Premiership," he said.
The grounds at The Stoop, where bottom club Harlequins entertain fourth-placed Sale; Sixways, where second-bottom Worcester face Northampton, one point and one place above them; The Rec, where fourth-bottom Leeds are away to third-placed Bath; and Kingston Park, where the Falcons play London Irish, currently in eighth place although just two points ahead of Quins, will all be bulging at the seams.
IF the crowd that turned up for last Saturday's third round is any guideline, then Shelbourne should be bulging at the seams for tomorrow's semi-finals of the Pacific Mile National Puppy Stake.