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full to the brim

Completely full; teeming; having no room to spare. I've got so many meetings and deadlines these days that my schedule is full to the brim! Her mind was full to the brim with ideas for her new book. I felt full to the brim after my grandmother's Thanksgiving meal.
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brim over

1. Of a liquid, to flow over the top of a container. Turn off the burner before the soup brims over!
2. To exhibit something, such as a trait or emotion, to a great degree. With our trip just days away, the kids are totally brimming over with excitement. This song just brims over with emotion.
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brim with (something)

To exhibit something, such as a trait or emotion, to a great degree. With our trip just days away, the kids are totally brimming with excitement. This song just brims with emotion.
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brim over (with something)

 and brim with something
to overflow with something. The basket was brimming over with flowers. I was brimming with confidence after my recent success.
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brimming with something

Fig. full of some kind of happy behavior. The volunteer workers were brimming with goodwill. The smiling children were brimming with joy.
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filled to the brim

filled all the way full; filled up to the top edge. I like my coffee cup filled to the brim. If the glass is filled to the brim, I can't drink without spilling the contents.
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filled to the brim

As full as possible; also, completely satisfied. For example, We're filled to the brim with excitement. This expression transfers the idea of a container filled to the very top. W.S. Gilbert used it in the comic opera The Mikado (1885): "Three little maids from school are we, Filled to the brim with girlish glee." [c. 1600]
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brim

n. a hat. Man, that is one fine brim you got.
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Sunderland-based building contractor Brims Construction recently started work on the scheme at Kingston Park, which will also see improvements to the existing TK Maxx and Sports Direct outlets.
Lieutenant General Robin Brims and former principal of Gateshead College, David Cheetham, will join the board of Norcare, a supported housing charity which helps some of the most disadvantaged people in the region.
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of 13 passenger capacity lifts to Boys & girls Hostel (2), C&D Quarters (2), Doctors Quarter (1) Building at BRIMS, Bidar
The 270bed Glass Works devel opment on Coquet Street in Ouse burn has been completed by Brims Construction on behalf of Hong Kong developers Bricks Capital.
Lieutenant General Robin Brims and David Cheetham, former principal of Gateshead College, will join the board of Norcare, a supported housing charity which helps some of the most disadvantaged people in the region.
Cabletron's complete line of BRIMs for Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI and ATM provide advanced, flexible, integrated bridge or routing functions to the workgroup and enterprise network hub.
of 13 passengers capacity Lift to Boys & Girls Hostel (2), C & D Quarters (2) at BRIMS Bidar.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted his employers and the principal contractors for the project, Brims Construction, after an investigation identified serious safety failings.