be bulging at the seams

be bulging at the seams

slang To be overly crowded. Primarily heard in UK. Because of all the delays this morning, the train station is bulging at the seams. Good luck finding a place to sit!
See also: bulge, seam
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We should be bulging at the seams in the Premiership," he said.
The grounds at The Stoop, where bottom club Harlequins entertain fourth-placed Sale; Sixways, where second-bottom Worcester face Northampton, one point and one place above them; The Rec, where fourth-bottom Leeds are away to third-placed Bath; and Kingston Park, where the Falcons play London Irish, currently in eighth place although just two points ahead of Quins, will all be bulging at the seams.
IF the crowd that turned up for last Saturday's third round is any guideline, then Shelbourne should be bulging at the seams for tomorrow's semi-finals of the Pacific Mile National Puppy Stake.