be bursting at the seams

Definition of be bursting at the seams

  1. :  to be very full or crowded The nightclub was bursting at the seams.

Word by Word Definitions

burstplay bursting
  1. :  to break open, apart, or into pieces usually from impact or from pressure from within

    :  to give way from an excess of emotion

    :  to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion

  1. :  a sudden outbreak

    :  a vehement outburst (as of emotion)

    :  explosion, eruption

seamplay seams
  1. :  the joining of two pieces (as of cloth or leather) by sewing usually near the edge

    :  the stitching used in such a joining

    :  the space between adjacent planks or strakes of a ship

  1. :  to join by sewing

    :  to join as if by sewing (as by welding, riveting, or heat-sealing)

    :  to mark with lines suggesting seams

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