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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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brim over

1. Of a liquid, to flow over the top of a container. Turn off the burner before the soup brims over!
2. To exhibit something, such as a trait or emotion, to a great degree. With our trip just days away, the kids are totally brimming over with excitement. This song just brims over with emotion.
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brim with (something)

To exhibit something, such as a trait or emotion, to a great degree. With our trip just days away, the kids are totally brimming with excitement. This song just brims with emotion.
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brim over (with something)

 and brim with something
to overflow with something. The basket was brimming over with flowers. I was brimming with confidence after my recent success.
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brimming with something

Fig. full of some kind of happy behavior. The volunteer workers were brimming with goodwill. The smiling children were brimming with joy.
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filled to the brim

filled all the way full; filled up to the top edge. I like my coffee cup filled to the brim. If the glass is filled to the brim, I can't drink without spilling the contents.
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filled to the brim

As full as possible; also, completely satisfied. For example, We're filled to the brim with excitement. This expression transfers the idea of a container filled to the very top. W.S. Gilbert used it in the comic opera The Mikado (1885): "Three little maids from school are we, Filled to the brim with girlish glee." [c. 1600]
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n. a hat. Man, that is one fine brim you got.
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If those rules lead to a successful company, then that culture will continue, Brim said.
The homburg featured a sharp, slight upward roll at the brim edge, which was different from the fedora's flat brim.
Tall people can wear any hat and wide brims look great on them, as do down-brims and flop styles, she adds.
They can wear hats with brims, but should experiment to find a look that suits them.
In the Uniform VI nurseries, plant height, seed quality, and lodging scores were similar for both Soyola and Brim.
In this study, four farm workers wore baseball caps and two alternative types of headgear with wide brims for 20 to 36 hours during planting of corn and soybeans.
We have had phenomenal growth the last three years," Brim said.
4 Adjust cone to slip over turned- up tabs on brim.
IASIS announced on September 10, 2010, the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Brim Holdings, Inc.
Body: Work even until piece measures 5% (6)" from last ridge of brim.
Weisman will now head BNP Paribas' corporate finance division for the Americas while Brim will be in charge of corporate finance energy and commodities for North America.
1 On a steady table top, fill one shot glass right to the brim with vodka.
I stand by the tranquil water's brim On a warm eve free from city stress now Watching swans elegantly skim, Like the Scott Memorial white as snow.
The competition that is out there is very competent, but New Holland and JCB are huge, significant players in those markets," Brim said Monday.