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full of beans

1. Lively, energetic, in high spirits, as in The children were full of beans today, looking forward to their field trip. This expression has no valid explanation. [c. 1840]
2. Also, full of prunes. Acting foolish, talking nonsense, as in One cup of coffee won't hurt you-you're full of prunes. [c. 1930] Also see full of crap.
See also: bean, full, of

full of beans

mod. full of nonsense; full of hot air. Oh, be quiet. You’re just full of beans.
See also: bean, full, of

full of beans

1. Energetic; frisky: The children were too full of beans to sit still.
2. Badly mistaken: Don't believe him; he's full of beans.
See also: bean, full, of
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Full Of Beans, based in Church Stretton, has been running for four years and was set up by husband and wife, Clive and Sue Mabbutt.
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Catherine, 33, who could be in line for an Oscar for her dynamic role in the film version of the musical Chicago, said she was full of beans despite putting on three stone in weight.
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LICHFIELD theatre bosses are full of beans after the classic family tale of Jack and the Beanstalk helped the Garrick to chalk up its best-ever pantomime.
He was amazing ( always chirpy and full of beans despite being very poorly.
CAFFEINE addicts were full of beans yesterday during a nationwide event raising money for people battling cancer.
The star was full of beans as he helped launch the Variety World Conference.
He ran on strongly to win by almost five lengths from Full Of Beans in 33.
Flannery said: "They'll be looking for a scalp and will be full of beans.
Glenn roeder was full of beans ( literally ( after the Chronicle revealed that he is to be the next manager of Newcastle United on Tuesday.
I just got back into Ireland yesterday and I slept all day so in the middle of the night I was full of beans and I thought, 'I am totally going to go and see him'.
Definate Opinion flew from trap three and raced on to win by five-and-a-half lengths from Full Of Beans in a brilliant 33.
Anybody who knows about Steve Cotterill will tell you he is lively and full of beans.
He told At The Races: "Paul Nicholls is very pleased with him, his jumping is very sharp and he's full of beans really.