full to the brim

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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The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane of little vessels then and there arranged in order, ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.
There was something in the small valor of it that quite finished me: these three words from her were, in a flash like the glitter of a drawn blade, the jostle of the cup that my hand, for weeks and weeks, had held high and full to the brim that now, even before speaking, I felt overflow in a deluge.
it was full to the brim of bright pine-tree shillings, fresh from the mint; and Samuel Sewall began to think that his father-in-law had got possession of all the money in the Massachusetts treasury.
With the "rose-red" girl, Stella Maynard, and the "dream girl," Priscilla Grant, she soon became intimate, finding the latter pale spiritual-looking maiden to be full to the brim of mischief and pranks and fun, while the vivid, black-eyed Stella had a heartful of wistful dreams and fancies, as aerial and rainbow-like as Anne's own.
Before these fields were shorn and till'd, Full to the brim our rivers flow'd; The melody of waters fill'd The fresh and boundless wood; And torrents dash'd, and rivulets play'd, And fountains spouted in the shade.
Then he flung himself panting on the sofa again, and rasped out the remark, "He arrived just at the right moment; I was full to the brim with bitter thinkings, and nobody to take it out of.
Full to the brim as she was of clever thoughts and quaint fancies, she made at first but a poor hand at composition.
You can trifle with your breakfast and seem to disdain your dinner if you are full to the brim with roasted eggs and potatoes and richly frothed new milk and oatcakes and buns and heather honey and clotted cream.
Full to the brim is this corn-chamber with the ears of death, in which no living grain is left.
The chest had been full to the brim, and we spent the whole day, and the greater part of the next night, in a scrutiny of its contents.
TV's afternoon schedules are full to the brim with low-budget, low-quality home movie-style programmes which sate our guilty desire to look at other people's houses.
Hospitals were full to the brim with patients who needed treatment for chest and respiratory problems and broken bones.
In her role as the harassed wife of grubby Jim Royle, the actress endlessly smokes cigarettes - making sure the family ashtray is always full to the brim.
Precious jewellery has been found in a flat full to the brim with stolen property.
And over the past months we've been full to the brim with homes old and new plus features updating readers on the latest housing news and trends.