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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References in classic literature ?
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.
They came up with a figure of 1,964,605 cubic feet, which equals about 4,914 dump trucks filled to the brim.
com CALL 0901 307 7921 and follow instructions (51p/min) OR TEXT the word SRSW1 followed by a space then your answer (1, 2 or 3), your name, full address including postcode and email address to 63333 (50p/text) On July 6-7 The Jacksons and Boyzone will be headlining a weekend filled to the brim with top pop acts including B*Witched, East 17, Liberty X and 5ive.
Under the previous [PPP] government, parliament galleries were filled to the brim because the prime minister was present in the hoouse.
Even the large deep foundation holes that had been prepared for the new floodlight system had filled to the brim making the place look like one felt the need to sail rather than walk to the stand at the Maendy side of the field.
We almost couldn't believe it when we found out Reece's would be releasing a creme egg filled to the brim with peanut butter goodness.
The number of surfers is not counted but surf camps fronting Baler Bay have been filled to the brim with wave riders, Palispis said.
I found that a mayonnaise jar lid filled to the brim with "Fresca" (soft drink) will attract rodents by the score, and in turn, they will drink until they're full and then just wander away and die.
But the church pews were not filled to the brim as the majority of the people gathered in their homes, the streets emptied of the normal bustling activity, and many city dwellers having made excursions to their home villages.