be bulging at the seams

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be bulging at the seams

slang To be overly crowded. Because of all the delays this morning, the train station is bulging at the seams. Good luck finding a place to sit!
See also: bulge, seam

be bursting/bulging at the ˈseams (with something)

(also be full to ˈbursting (with something)) (informal) be very or too full (of something): All of our schools are bursting at the seams; we have to build new ones urgently.
See also: bulge, burst, seam
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Matt and Lucia's house in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, is bulging at the seams, as it is home to not only them but three grown-up children from previous relationships.
The property duo (right) help couple Ian and Sarah, whose two-bed home is bulging at the seams with a toddler and two dogs.
KIRSTIE AND PHIL'S LOVE IT OR LIST IT C4 8pm The property duo help couple Ian and Sarah, whose two-bed home is bulging at the seams with a toddler and two dogs.
He added: ``The school is bulging at the seams and much of the accommodation is a disgrace.