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have a bellyful (of something)

1. To have as much (food) as one wants or is able to eat. A: "Would you like seconds?" B: "No, thank you, I've had a bellyful."
2. To have more (of something) than one can or is willing to tolerate or endure. You're looking for trouble, huh? Well mister, you're about to have a bellyful! I've had a bellyful of my parents' criticism over my college applications.
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have a bellyful

Inf. to have as much as one can stand. I've had a bellyful of your whining. Be quiet!
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have had a bellyful

If you have had a bellyful of something, you have experienced too much of something annoying or boring. I've had a bellyful of his excuses. It's always someone else's fault.
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have a bellyful of

become impatient after prolonged experience of someone or something. informal
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have had a ˈbellyful of somebody/something

(informal) have had too much of somebody/something: I’ve had a bellyful of his complaining. If he doesn’t stop, I’m leaving.


n. more than enough; more than one needs. I’ve had a bellyful of your excuses.
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LUTHER star Idris Elba has had a bellyful of Bond even though he has never played the super spy.
The US star will make his Irish debut on stage in Vicar Street this Wednesday and is bound to give you a bellyful of laughs.
Oh for those days when life was all magic and mirrors with the Wizard's Den at the heart of a bellyful of laughs.
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We have also gone out of our way in these bleak economic times to keep prices down and ensure people can get a bellyful of laughs without breaking the bank.
In lab tests, swallowing a bellyful of certain bacteria protected bugs from the toxic chemical.
Roll the title on your tongue, it is quite a mouthful ( bellyful seems more apt, given the plot).
Buckley people have had a bellyful of being the dumping ground of Flintshire.
IF IT was good to see this award-winning chippy had a decent queue when I arrived, it also meant I'd had a bellyful before a pounds 1 cone of golden chips had even found its way into my eager hands.
Today's jump racing is far removed from the feast we were served last week, which is just as well because I've had a bellyful of fiercely competitive handicaps with 20-odd runners.