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burst with (an emotion)

Of an emotion, to be so filled up with something as to be unable to contain it. I was bursting with anger after they fired me from my job. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
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burst with

Be overfull with something, be unable to contain oneself with an emotion. For example, Jane's award made her parents burst with pride, or Harry is bursting with the news about his promotion. [Early 1600s]
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4 : to be filled to the maximum <The puppy is bursting with energy.
The costs of open cutting and the associated disruption it brings have convinced many municipalities to look at specifying pipe bursting with pneumatic tools for rehabilitating sewer lines.
Pipe bursting with the pneumatic tool reduced excavation and saved time putting in a completely new line.