One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 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.’
- ‘He said: ‘We've got an active gardening club and the old compost bin is always full to overflowing.’’
- ‘The recycling bin is full to overflowing, even in the holidays.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I think you will find most are full to overflowing.’
- ‘The music business is full to overflowing with tales of artists who have had their fingers burned by the big industry players.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Sadly, we have to report once again that the bottle bank is once again full to overflowing.’
- ‘Already I'm told the Sept.10th list is now full to overflowing, and is the biggest, numerically, in several years.’
- ‘But by the end of the 19th century the offices were full to overflowing.’
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