be bursting/bulging at the seams
be bulging at the seams
slang To be overly crowded. Because of all the delays this morning, the train station is bulging at the seams. Good luck finding a place to sit!
be bursting at the seams
COMMON If a place is bursting at the seams, it is completely full of people or things. Note: The seams of a piece of clothing are the places where the separate pieces of cloth used to make it are stitched together. The tiny stadium was bursting at the seams with a capacity crowd of just under 10,000. We really need to sort out that shed. It's bursting at the seams.