have had a bellyful

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 had a bellyful

INFORMAL
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.
See also: bellyful, have
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Westminster might even entrust us with a parliament like the Scots' if we indicate that we have had a bellyful of unionist parties ruling the roost.
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