filled to the brim

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.
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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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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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References in classic literature ?
When old Marheyo received his share of the spoils, immediate preparations were made for a midnight banquet; calabashes of poee-poee were filled to the brim; green bread-fruit were roasted; and a huge cake of 'amar' was cut up with a sliver of bamboo and laid out on an immense banana-leaf.
The boat whirled three, four times round, and became filled to the brim with water: it began to sink!
She liked to leave untouched a large glass filled to the brim.
This gully was about a third of the way up the mountain, and it was filled to the brim with red-hot molten lava in which swam fire-serpents and poisonous salamanders.
The hole had been recklessly filled to the brim, and was merely sprinkled with earth.
He bore a salver in his hand, on which was a chased silver goblet, filled to the brim with wine, which he offered as reverentially as to a crowned queen, or rather with the awful devotion of a priest doing sacrifice to his idol.
A Heidenberg stove, filled to the brim with intensely burning anthracite, was sending a bright gleam through the isinglass of its iron door, and causing the vase of water on its top to fume and bubble with excitement.
Not only will a replacement school help the current teaching staff and pupils, but it will also help alleviate pressure on St Peter's RC School which is also filled to the brim.
Aside from its Zen-inspired interiors, the new name offers excitement to sharp palates with a new and improved menu showcasing a wide selection, including classic Japanese set meals, Teishoku and Gozen; mouthwatering hot pots filled to the brim with noodles, fresh vegetables, meat and rich stock; Japanese noodles, such as Soba and Udon, an assortment of Sushi, Nigiri, and Ippin Ryori; filling rice bowls; Donburimono; fresh salads; classic crispy golden tempura; tender teppanyaki; and Japanese desserts, such as Matcha Tiramisu, Matcha Roll Cake and Wasabi Mochi.
There is one library in a posh area of Peshawar, but since it is supported by a bank, all reading rooms are filled to the brim with bank records.
The builder arranged a skip which was soon filled to the brim. However, I awoke to discover that, overnight, piles and piles of more debris, including fully packed black, cream and blue bags had been dumped on top - such an untidy mess.
Radisson Blu, Ikeja was filled to the brim with hundreds of fans who trooped in to celebrate with the landmark achievement.
Set in over 20 acres of natural parkland, the British Ironwork Centre is filled to the brim with fascinating sculpture work, designed by some of the most talented individuals in the business.
"It was absolutely filled to the brim and the company that come out to get it were due to arrive this week.
Guests received goody bags filled to the brim with toys and treats.