filled to the brim

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]
See also: brim, fill
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The boat whirled three, four times round, and became filled to the brim with water: it began to sink
She liked to leave untouched a large glass filled to the brim.
This gully was about a third of the way up the mountain, and it was filled to the brim with red-hot molten lava in which swam fire-serpents and poisonous salamanders.
A Heidenberg stove, filled to the brim with intensely burning anthracite, was sending a bright gleam through the isinglass of its iron door, and causing the vase of water on its top to fume and bubble with excitement.
The Mentougou Estate comes as the latest in a long line of developments feeding China's ever-growing property bubble, which has seen the market filled to the brim, with a reported 64 million empty homes and grossly overvalued properties.
Get their creative juices flowing with the Craft All Day tub which is filled to the brim with a colourful.
The sandwiches were a bit bigger than the usual finger-sized ones and nicely filled to the brim.
The press room was filled to the brim and Dhoni sat helplessly, wondering whether he would be able to continue.
The East Georgia Rebels dipped deep into their pockets, too, as their water boy hand-de livered a jar filled to the brim with donations from their community right before the game.
Though filled to the brim with trademark melodies and left-field sounding harmonies, the record does mark something of a departure from the band's original style.
100 years old Dongguan Mosque was filled to the brim by the Muslims.
3 million tonnes of food (the equivalent of 10 Wembley stadiums filled to the brim with food).
Her pieces, bursting with colour, depict a fantastical world filled to the brim with symbolism.
All the toilets are filled to the brim, but we have no choice but to use them," said Sushil Kumar, a cadre from Palpa.
The BIC Press conference hall was filled to the brim as Schumacher joined four of his fellow competitors - Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton - for their first official appearance together this season.