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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.
Square Face: If you're going for a hat with a brim, slant it.
If you are quite small, you shouldn't have too wide a brim.
Annoying features of the Booney were the floppy brim and the chin strap.
Even after you agree, no nun, you have a lot of choices to make: crown height, creases, and dents; brim rolled or flat; color white, tan, silver, or black -- black accounting for 80 percent of the hats Rand sells.
IASIS announced on September 10, 2010, the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Brim Holdings, Inc.
2 Fill a second identical shot glass right to the brim with cranberry juice.
Competition in the compact- tractor business includes Mid-Valley Tractor of Eugene; in the agricultural business, Fisher Farm and Lawn and Ag West, both in Harrisburg; and in the construction business, Pap, Peterson and Modern Machinery, all of Eugene- Springfield, Brim said.
A round face shape can quite happily suit the square lines and angular or shaped brims of the more modern hat - so try a slanted crown with perhaps a diamond shaped brim.
Don't go for a shallow crown and choose a flattering, upswept brim.
This neighborhood is filled to the brim with cutting-edge retailers and the high concentration of denim products found here--at stores such as We, Stackhouse, Supreme and G-Star Raw--has garnered it the 'Denim Corridor' label," explains Ms.
Wish you had a carry-anywhere book you could fill to the brim with the finest shots of your BFFs?
They brim with malice or at least delicious glee in satirizing a tiny, insular world that's melodramatic and over-the-top.
A wide brim along the top edge of each compound eye blocked light from above, thereby reducing glare.