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be full of beans

1. To be nonsensical. His explanation is totally full of beans and doesn't answer the question at all.
2. To be very energetic. Whenever my daughter is full of beans, I have her run around and play in our backyard.
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We put the one on who is full of beans and keep the other one up our sleeve.
The October beans and most of the 'Flagrano' flageolets (beans) are in the freezer, but still my garden is full of beans.