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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.
See also: brim, over

brim with (something)

1. Literally, to be filled to the upper rim (or "brim") of a particular container or thing. The basket was brimming with muffins, so I didn't know which kind to choose! Now that we're back from vacation, the hamper is just brimming with dirty clothes.
2. By extension, to exhibit something, such as a trait or emotion, to a great degree. With our trip just days away, the kids are brimming with excitement. This song just brims with emotion.
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filled to the brim

1. Completely full; teeming; having no room to spare. I've got so many meetings and deadlines these days that my schedule is filled to the brim! Her mind was filled to the brim with ideas for her new book. I felt filled to the brim after my grandmother's Thanksgiving meal.
2. Intensely experiencing a particular feeling or emotion. She is filled to the brim with nervous energy now that her performance is just a week away.
See also: brim, fill

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.
See also: brim, full

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.
See also: brim, over

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.
See also: brim, fill

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]
See also: brim, fill

brim

n. a hat. Man, that is one fine brim you got.

filled to the brim

As full of something as possible. The transfer from a container filled to the very top to other matters took place in the sixteenth century, so by 1601 Shakespeare wrote, “He will fill thy wishes to the brimme” (“Antony and Cleopatra,” 3.13). W. S. Gilbert used the term to describe the three little maids in The Mikado (1885): “Filled to the brim with girlish glee.”
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"That's in our employee manuals and we preach it constantly," Brim said.
A fedora was--and still is--typically made of wool or fur felt, with a crease down the middle, a pinch on either side up front, a contrasting hatband, and a flat brim. Unlike today's ubiquitous baseball cap (which in the WWII years was the almost exclusive domain of baseball players), a fedora was not pulled down tight on the head, but sat higher, with dignity.
Square Face: If you're going for a hat with a brim, slant it.
In the Uniform tests (40 locations), Soyola matured on the same day as the check cultivar Brim in full-season planting.
* Wear a wide-brimmed hat (at least 4-inch brim) that produces a shadow that covers the eyes, nose, face, ears, and neck.
Environmental Protection Agency's Worker Protection Standard for Agriculture requires a chemical-resistant hood or chemical-resistant hat with a wide brim for pesticide application if the pesticide label calls for head protection.
For example, a woman with a square face can wear a hat with a 2-inch-wide or medium-sized brim. An oval face would require a large, straight or floppy-brimmed hat.
The night milk flowed My eye is a pitcher, I am a pitcher - Full to the brim with milk and cream, Brim full with cream and milk .
My hat had a brim wide as Saturn, hers was earthbound, no brim at all.
The companies are Patrick Lumber Co., a softwood lumber exporter; West State Inc., a ship repair contractor; Total Logistics Resources Inc., a shipping company; and Brim Inc., which owns and manages hospitals and retirement homes.
For each hat, you'll need a 14-inch square of corrugated cardboard (smooth on both sides) for the brim and a 24-inch square of pliable cardboard wrap (smooth on one side) for the cone.
(NYSE: AJG) has acquired an 85% interest in Stockholm, Sweden-based insurance broker Brim AB, the company said.
(NYSE: AJG) has acquired an 85 percent interest in Brim AB, with annualized revenues totaling approximately USD11 million, the company said.