have a bellyful (of something)

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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 a bellyful

Inf. to have as much as one can stand. I've had a bellyful of your whining. Be quiet!
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have a bellyful of

become impatient after prolonged experience of someone or something. informal
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My landlord was likewise beginning his oration to Jones, but was presently interrupted by that generous youth, who shook him heartily by the hand, and assured him of entire forgiveness, saying, "If you are satisfied, my worthy friend, I promise you I am;" and indeed, in one sense, the landlord had the better reason to be satisfied; for he had received a bellyfull of drubbing, whereas Jones had scarce felt a single blow.
Teamed with the expertise of Bellyfull Consulting Chef Bradford Thompson (Bellyfull Consulting's founder, James Beard Award winner), Uncle Sam's will offer guests an Asian-inspired menu of American comfort food with an option for every palate.
Jack's had a bellyfull of Ronnie's moods but it's Michael who delivers the sucker punch.
Rows and rows of seats remain empty, The Ricoh on matchdays never ever full, Only the hardcore bother to turn up now, Seems the stayaway fans have had a bellyfull.
They were licking their lips with joy as they got a bellyfull of their favourite food.
Or maybe he has just had a bellyfull of German journalists' humour.
Many of us have had a bellyfull of Westminister government on recent years and wish we weren'tlinked up with them.
He has been spending some time in the paddock recently to try and freshen him back up but when he was out there eating for four hours a couple of days ago I did wonder if giving him a bellyfull of grass was the ideal preparation for Ascot
Konterman had also had a bellyfull but asked God to help show him the way ahead.
After suffering at the bat and boot of the Aussies at Edgbaston and in Melbourne these past 48 hours, Brits everywhere have had just about a bellyfull of Down Under domination.
This was the first voluntary visit and 'blankets and cloathing (sic) were given them, and each had a bellyfull of fish' but it was Bennelong who 'sat down to dinner with Governor Phillip, and drank his wine and coffee as usual' (Willey 1979: 117)
Tom and Emily - both in double figures - signed up for an hour's class and were soon scaling the wall of death like spiderman with a bellyfull of fizzy pop.
Now perhaps we witness the beginning of a fight back from a general public that has had a bellyfull.
HE regards it as the most cutting of insults to question whether his hunger for success has been satisfied by a bellyfull of trophies over the last 16 years.
As the band struck up at Glasgow's Blythswood Square on a crisp, April morning, 20,000 people marched behind it, sending a message across the country that we'd all had a bellyfull of drug dealers and we were now fighting back.