brimming with

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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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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