One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Completely full.‘the order book was full to overflowing’‘a knapsack full to overflowing with clothes’
overfull, full to bursting, full to overflowing, spilling over, running over, crammed full, cram-full, jammed, overcrowded, packed like sardines, congested, choked, overloaded, overpopulated, overpeopled, overrun, crowded, thronged, swarming, teemingView synonyms
- ‘The music business is full to overflowing with tales of artists who have had their fingers burned by the big industry players.’
- ‘I think you will find most are full to overflowing.’
- ‘The scheme has created a storm of protest in the city with scores of residents complaining that their bins will be full to overflowing with rotting rubbish if their bins are not emptied weekly.’
- ‘But by the end of the 19th century the offices were full to overflowing.’
- ‘Already I'm told the Sept.10th list is now full to overflowing, and is the biggest, numerically, in several years.’
- ‘With its best hotels and restaurants full to overflowing, the city is already feeling like a winner no matter which city eventually wins the right to host the 2012 Olympics.’
- ‘He said: ‘We've got an active gardening club and the old compost bin is always full to overflowing.’’
- ‘Sadly, we have to report once again that the bottle bank is once again full to overflowing.’
- ‘With musicians of this quality struggling to fill a 5000 capacity venue, which in any other part of the country would have been full to overflowing, it is no wonder that big names usually refuse to play here.’
- ‘The recycling bin is full to overflowing, even in the holidays.’
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