Definition of have a (or one's) bellyful in US English:

have a (or one's) bellyful


  • Become intolerant of someone or something after lengthy or repeated contact.

    ‘he had had his bellyful of hospitals’
    • ‘He appears to have had a bellyful of his homeland anyway.’
    • ‘Others, more sympathetic to what became known as ‘cosies ‘, insist that the novels grew out of a need for post-war convalescence and healing; readers no longer needed flesh-and-blood heroes and had had a bellyful of onstage violence.’’
    • ‘After three seasons in charge at Philadelphia, he'd had a bellyful of his star guard's attitudes to work and play - not enough of the former, too much of the latter.’
    • ‘I've been listening to you all my life long and I've just about had a bellyful of it.’
    • ‘He looked to Cale, seething, and said, ‘One thing's for sure, I've had a bellyful of you in more ways than one.’’
    • ‘His friends on the Control and Disciplinary Body have probably had a bellyful of Scottish history by now.’
    • ‘We had a bellyful of that in 1967, and its destructiveness needs no homily.’
    • ‘Most Californians have had a bellyful of hearing how unnatural it is to live here, coming as it usually does from people who spend half the year putting on six layers of clothing just to fetch the morning paper.’
    • ‘I think they all had a bellyful of the rugby public's chiding and groaning at lack of skills and below par play that took us to rock bottom (by our standards) at the World Cup.’